Mandela: Twenty years free 1990-2010

Last updated: 28 january, 2011 - 18:19 GMT

"I came out in lumps because I was pinching myself so" - the joy and disbelief at his friend's release

  • Celebratory toast

    South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela celebrates the 20th anniversary of his release from prison

    South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela (1st row L) flanked by his former wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, celebrates the 20th anniversary of his release from prison with a private dinner party at his home with family, friends and comrades of the liberation struggle on February 4, 2010 in Johannesburg. Standing from left are: former SABC head Dali Mpofu, Babalo Mdikane of the Heritage Council, chief executive of the council Sonwabile Mancotywa, businessmen Valli Moosa, Murphy Morobe and Cyril Ramaphosa, Mandela's grandson Luvuyo Mandela and businesswoman Hilda Ndude. (AFP/Getty)

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      • Pressing for peace

    • The Rivonia trial 1963-1964

      • Nelson Mandela makes an impassioned plea for equality in South Africa

      • "The apartheid supporting media spoke about only one possible sentence - death."

      • Ahmed Kathrada was found guilty and imprisoned with Nelson Mandela in 1964

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