Friday, 11 February 2011

This day 21 years ago

This day 21 years ago was the day Nelson Mandela was released. I was on Vilikazi Street in Soweto outside the house Mandela had lived in before he was imprisoned, organising a live broadcast for the BBC.

As I write, the first reports are coming through that Hosni Mubarak is stepping down. The crowds are shouting "Free at Last" - a phrase used by Martin Luther King and also by Mandela after the 1994 election...

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