Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Democracy in sound

Opening parliament on the 2nd February 1990, Pres. F.W. de Klerk, in his first speech after assuming National Party leadership, called for a non-racist South Africa, for unbanning of liberation movements and for negotiations about the country’s future. This year on the 11th February 2010, 20 years after the release of Nelson Mandela, South Africans commemorated these events by opening parliament in the evening for the first time in history.

- Bernard Monyai, SABC Radio Archives

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