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These sound clips were recorded during the 1990s and capture key moments after Nelson Mandela's release from prison. This collection of exclusive audio clips has been provided courtesy of former radio correspondent Paddi Clay.


Nelson Mandela leaves Victor Verster prison on February 11, 1990

February 11 1990
Nelson Mandela leaves Victor Verster Prison

Listen to Independent Radio News correspondent Alison Campbell reporting from outside Victor Verster Prison in Paarl as pandemonium breaks out when Nelson Mandela emerges after 27 years of imprisonment.

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Our education is not under our control:

February 13 1990
Soweto

Listen to the chant from a stadium in Soweto as the crowd waited for Nelson Mandela.

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Nelson Mandela leaves Victor Verster prison on February 11, 1990

February 15 1990
Vilakazi Street, Orlando west - Part 2

Listen to Nelson Mandela talk about apartheid repression and what made the ANC resort to armed struggle.

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Madiba on the youth:

February 15 1990
Vilakazi Street, Orlando west - Part 4

In this audio clip, Nelson Mandela talks about the behaviour of the Afrikaner youth under apartheid and the impatience of the black youth.

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Divorce Announcement:

April 13 1992
Divorce Announcement, Johannesburg

Nelson Mandela called a press conference in Johannesburg to announce the end of his marriage to Winnie Mandela.

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The press never forgot us

February 12 1990
Bishopscourt, Cape Town

On February 12 1990, day two as a free man, Nelson Mandela held a news conference in Bishopscourt, Cape Town, where he thanked the media for not forgetting the struggle.

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Mandela on the third force

February 15 1990
Vilakazi Street, Orlando west - Part 1

Nelson Mandela talks about the role of the South African police in inciting violence against the UDF in the 1990s.

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Our education is not under our control

February 15 1990
Vilakazi Street, Orlando west - Part 3

In his first local interview, Nelson Mandela talks about the problems with black education in South Africa, including inadequate schools and many unqualified teachers.

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Is the ball in the ANC's court?

February 15 1990
Vilakazi Street, Orlando west - Part 5

Nelson Mandela shares his hopes and dreams for change in his lifetime.

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ANC's 82nd anniversary statement

January 8 1994
The ANC's 82nd anniversary statement

Listen to this exclusive audio clip of Nelson Mandela making his ANC statement on the party's anniversary on January 8 1994.

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