History April 26, 2019 at 03:00 pm

South Africa holds first all-race elections on this day in 1994 [Photos]

Francis Akhalbey | Content Manager

Francis Akhalbey April 26, 2019 at 03:00 pm

April 26, 2019 at 03:00 pm | History

Nelson Mandela casting his vote -- Photo Credit: 20minutes.fr

On this day in 1994, South Africa held its first democratic all-inclusive elections signalling the end of apartheid rule. Millions of South Africans queued for several hours to cast their votes and be a part of history.

The elections, which took place from 26 – 29 April saw iconic anti-apartheid figure and civil rights activist Nelson Mandela democratically elected as the country’s first black President.

To commemorate this day, Face2Face Africa shares with you some photos of the historic elections.

Photo Credit: specialcollections.uct.ac.za

Photo Credit: Africa Media Online/Graeme Williams

Nelson Mandela casts his vote during South Africa’s historic general election, Ohlanga School, Inanda, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. 1994 — Photo Credit: specialcollections.uct.ac.za

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