Nelson Mandela is released from prison
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Nelson Mandela is released from prison in South Africa following the relaxation of apartheid laws, after serving 27 years for treason.

He later appeared on the balcony of Cape Town's City Hall, urging the 50,000 people who had gathered to "intensify their struggle".

First broadcast 11 February 1990

  • 05 Dec 2013
  • From the section Africa
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