Nelson Mandela release from prison 20th anniversary
epa02016916 (FILE) A file photo dated 06 August 1990 of Former South African President Nelson Mandela (front R), representing the African National Congress (ANC), beginning peace talks known as the 'Pretoria Minute' with incumbent State President FW de Klerk (L) at the Presidency in Pretoria, South Africa. Thursday 11 February 2010 marks the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release from prison. On 11 February 1990 a dignified and determined Nelson Mandela walked out of Victor Verster prison in Cape Town South Africa, a free man for the first time in 27 years. When he arrived at the City Hall a crowd of 50,000 supporters had assembled. From the balcony he spoke his first words in public for over a quarter century. 'Our struggle has reached a decisive moment. Our march to freedom is irreversible.' The event was broadcast live all over the world. The lawyer and
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