Banbury Constituency Labour Party

Nelson Mandela dies – Labour Party proud of its support and solidarity with the people of South Africa

Nelson MandelaNeslon Mandela died on Thursday 5 December 2013 and many of us remember all the years we boycotted South African goods to support the struggle for freedom. Nelson Mandela described our country as the “second headquarters of the African National Congress in exile.”

Guardian writer Gary Younge remembers the ecstatic reaction of ordinary voters to Nelson Mandela in 1994 on the campaign trail in South Africa’s first democratic general election. He considers Mandela’s emblematic status in the anti-apartheid movement; his role in the foundation of post-apartheid South Africa; and his status as one of the most transformative politicians of the 20th century.

Guardian logo  Watch Gary Younge’s video obituary

 

 

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