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It was 20 years ago today...........

Old Feb 11th 2010, 2:55 am
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............ that Nelson Mandela walked free.

Memories, thoughts, observations, etc, anyone? My mind is perplexingly blank on the day itself - can't recall much at all..........
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Old Feb 11th 2010, 4:01 am
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............ that Nelson Mandela walked free.

Memories, thoughts, observations, etc, anyone? My mind is perplexingly blank on the day itself - can't recall much at all..........
Another terrorist walked free

Then he wife commits the murder of Stompie Moeketsi
and gets fined
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Old Feb 11th 2010, 7:41 am
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only 1 thought.
20 yrs later they have Zuma..................
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only 1 thought.
20 yrs later they have Zuma..................
20 kids and 1 on the way , he must be potent that bloke.....!
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............ that Nelson Mandela walked free.

Memories, thoughts, observations, etc, anyone? My mind is perplexingly blank on the day itself - can't recall much at all..........
I lived in Jo'burg the same year he was inaugurated.
Not much to say, I think the situation in SA speaks for itself....
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Aye, let's have apartheid back. That was a laugh-a-minute.
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Old Feb 11th 2010, 5:12 pm
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Another terrorist walked free

Then he wife commits the murder of Stompie Moeketsi
and gets fined
Another Terrorist? elucidate.....
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Another Terrorist? elucidate.....
Mandela was convicted of terrorism in 1963 and freely admitted at his trial, "I do not deny that I planned sabotage. I planned it as a result of a calm and sober assessment of the political situation."
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Mandela was convicted of terrorism in 1963 and freely admitted at his trial, "I do not deny that I planned sabotage. I planned it as a result of a calm and sober assessment of the political situation."
That old bomb-in-a-children's-clothes-shop trick always gets people's backs up..........
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Originally Posted by co durham boy View Post
20 kids and 1 on the way , he must be potent that bloke.....!
and very savvy
knowingly had sex with someone infected with HIV but wasnt worried because he had a shower afterwards. he managed to dodge that bullet somehow.
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Sergeant Pepper taught his Band to Play......
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Old Feb 23rd 2010, 2:50 pm
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Default Re: It was 20 years ago today...........

Sorry to resurrect this thread but I unearthed, quite by chance, the inestimable Jeremy Clarkson's stance (from a few years ago) on the proposal, discussed widely at the time, to put a statue of Mandela in Trafalgar Square:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/com...icle885289.ece
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