25 years ago, after 27 years imprisonment, Mandela is finally released and proceeds to make his first public speech in three decades.
Be warned, this clip is long… and captivating.
In August, South Africans of all colours and creeds gathered in Cape Town for the largest march since democracy. They marched peacefully in support of the Palestinians of Gaza. In the wake of Israel’s heavy-handeness, the South African government was surprisingly muted. This was the Youth League’s message in response.