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President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses 30th anniversary of release of Nelson Mandela

10th February 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver an address during the commemoration on Tuesday, 11 February 2020 of the 30th anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela from prison.

Hosted by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the anniversary will be observed at the Cape Town City Hall under the theme “From Freedom to Liberation”.

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Former President Nelson Mandela’s release from prison ushered in an era of change in South Africa’s political dispensation.
 
The commemoration seeks to refresh in the minds of all South Africans, the central and sustained contribution made by Madiba and his generation towards the liberation of South Africa from apartheid colonial rule.
 
The commemoration also aims to foster critical thought and reflection and inspire greater social cohesion by reminding South Africans and the world that South Africa overcame apartheid as a nation and the nation is therefore capable of overcoming its current struggles.
 
President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver a public address at 15h20 on the Cape Town City Hall balcony where Nelson Mandela delivered his first public address within hours of his release.
 
Members of the media are invited as follows:
 
Date: Tuesday, 11 February 2020
Time: 14h30 (members of the media to arrive at 13h00)
Venue: Cape Town City Hall
 
Accreditation to be collected as follows:
 
Date: Monday, 10 February 2020 (17h00 – 22h00)
         Tuesday, 11 February 2020 (09h00 – 12h00)
Venue: Cape Town City Hall (David Bloomberg room, entrance on Corporation street)
 
Members of the media wishing to attend must send their details to Nangamso Gxaba on 072 321 6355 or Nangamso@presidency.gov.za no later than Monday at 15h00.

Media enquiries:
Khusela Diko, Spokesperson to the President
Cell: 072 854 5707 

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