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My Meeting Mandela in Oslo in 1994 – Man of high integrity

Posted by African Press International on December 6, 2013

Mandela, a man of integrity has died.

African Press International (API)

His release follows the relaxation of apartheid laws – including lifting the ban on leading black rights party the African National Congress (ANC) – by South African President FW de Klerk.

Mr Mandela appeared at the gates of Victor-Verster Prison in Paarl at 1614 local time – an hour late – with his wife Winnie.

Holding her hand and dressed in a light brown suit and tie he smiled at the ecstatic crowds and punched the air in a victory salute before taking a silver BMW sedan to Cape Town, 40 miles away.

People danced in the streets across the country and thousands clamoured to see him at a rally in Cape Town

Nelson Mandela succeeded Oliver Tambo as president of the ANC later in 1991.He divorced Winnie the next year following her convictions for kidnapping and being accessory to an assault.Mr Mandela and FW de Klerk shared the Nobel…

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