Nelson Mandela is released after 27 years in prison under the apartheid regime in South Africa.

Upon his release Mandela warned that the struggle to end South African apartheid would continue

in the name of peace, democracy and freedom for all.

Mandela had spent 27 years in prison under the apartheid regime in South Africa.

The dreams of millions of people to see our country free and at peace will be realised sooner rather than later. We are determined to show that our country is being transformed from being the skunk of the world into an exemplary oasis of unrivalled and excellent race relations. Democracy for all.

'This Week' end of year report on Mandela’s release includes clips of South African President F.W. de Klerk, Archbishop Tutu and Nelson Mandela.

Nelson Mandela was freed from Victor Verster Prison on 11 February 1990.

 'This Week' End of Year report broadcast on 29 December, 1990 presented by Eoin Ronayne and Sean O'Rourke.