Apartheid Museum

Mandela's Release

The historic moment of the release of Nelson Mandela on 11 Febuary 1990, after 27 years in prison, can be seen in a film in this exhibit.

Quick Facts

  • On 2 February 1990, President FW de Klerk declared the unbanning of political parties.
  • On 11 February 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from Victor Verster prison.
  • After 27 years in prison, Mandela addressed the nation and the world from the Grand Parade in Cape Town.
  • Mandela 13A

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