First Democratic Elections in South Africa

The first democratic elections in South Africa were held twenty years ago and marked the official end of the apartheid era.

For the first time in South African history universal adult suffrage was granted.

Seán O’Rourke reports from South Africa on ‘News at Six Thirty’ with clips of: Nelson Mandela; F.W. de Klerk; Archbishop Tutu; and John Keane, father of ANC candidate Susan Keane who was killed in a bombing. 

Nelson Mandela comments "We will not let a handful of killers steal our democracy".

A RTÉ 'News at Six Thirty' report broadcast on 27 April, 1994.

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