At 23, the tribal heir began his journey to anti-apartheid icon in Alexandra.
Dec. 7, 2013 Nomalizo Xhoma at her house, which was once home to Nelson Mandela. Her great-grandfather, a deacon at the local Anglican church, was asked by church officials to help Mandela find housing because “he knew no one and had no place to stay," Xhoma said. Mandela died Dec. 5 at age 95. Alexia Webster/For The Washington Post Buy Photo