The first democratic elections in South Africa were held in 1994 and marked the official end of the apartheid era.

For the first time in South African history, the country's black majority took part in a democratic election. 

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.

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