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Remembering the day Nelson Mandela was released from prison 30 years ago

11 February 2020 10:58 AM
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The icon and first president of democratic South Africa was released from Victor Verster Prison on 11 February 1990.

South Africans are reflecting on 30 years since Nelson Mandela's release from prison.

On this day, back in 1990, Mandela walked out of the Victor Verster Prison near Cape Town after spending 27 years in jail.

Walking hand in hand with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, South Africa's future president walked out of prison to massive crowds and international audiences.

The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation in a statement has recalled Madiba's warmth and values.

Watch below Madiba's speech at Grand Parade:


11 February 2020 10:58 AM
Tags:
Nelson Mandela
APARTHEID
Victor Verster Prison

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