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Amandla!

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s historic Walk to Freedom.

I remember watching with tears in my eyes as the former ANC leader walked out of prison after 27 years and into the history books.

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It was a moment that hadn’t seemed possible in those dark days of the 1980s when the Government under Thatcher refused to back sanctions as she believed they would hurt the poor black majority more than the rich white minority. (more…)