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Mandela Inaugural - May 10, 1994

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Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa's President on the 10th of May, 1994, in Pretoria.  He is seen here with the outgoing president, F.W. de Klerk.

As part of his inaugural address, Mandela said:

We saw our country tear itself apart in terrible conflict ... The time for healing of wounds has come ... Never, never again will this beautiful land experience the oppression of one by another.

Then, in Afrikaans, he stressed the need for forgiveness:

Wat is verby, verby ("What is past is past").


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Photo online, courtesy the Library of South Africa.

 

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