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By fstimes On 6 Dec, 2013 At 02:44 PM | Categorized As Local, Mandela Special Edition, National, News | With 0 Comments
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Jacob Zuma has announced that Nelson Mandela’s funeral will be on December 15, while December 10 has been marked as Madiba’smemorial service. President Jacob Zuma has announced the funeral plans for Nelson Mandela, who died on December 5. The official memorial service for the departed icon will be held on December 10 at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, President Jacob […]

By fstimes On 6 Dec, 2013 At 01:00 PM | Categorized As Columns, Local, Mandela Special Edition, News, Provincial | With 0 Comments
BRITAIN NELSON MANDELA

IN a snap survey around Bloemfontein last night people from across the political, social and racial divide expressed shock and pain at the death of the founding president of democratic South Africa, Nelson Mandela, who passed on Thursday night. Below are the views expressed by some of the people who spoke to Free State Times […]

By fstimes On 6 Dec, 2013 At 12:34 PM | Categorized As Local, Mandela Special Edition, National, News, Opinion, Provincial | With 0 Comments
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Staff Reporter, Bloemfontein “DUTCHMEN” – that is how Nelson Mandela and another anti-apartheid struggle icon, James Moroka, would refer to apartheid political leaders such as Hendrik Verwoerd and Johannes Vorster, back in the early 60s when Madiba was an underground operative organising the struggle. Mandela, dubbed the Black Pimpernel by the then government, had been forced […]

By fstimes On 6 Dec, 2013 At 12:31 PM | Categorized As Columns, Leader, Local, Mandela Special Edition, National, News, Opinion, Provincial | With 0 Comments
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OFTEN referred to as “the trial that changed South Africa”, the Rivonia trial saw Nelson Mandela and nine other top leaders of the ANC and its Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) guerrilla wing stand trial in October 1963 on charges of committing sabotage and attempting to overthrow South Africa’s apartheid government. The trial named after the […]

By fstimes On 6 Dec, 2013 At 12:47 PM | Categorized As Columns, Leader, Local, Mandela Special Edition, National, News, Opinion, Provincial | With 0 Comments
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NELSON Mandela guided South Africa from the shackles of apartheid to multi-racial democracy, as an icon of peace and reconciliation who came to embody the struggle for justice around the world. Imprisoned for nearly three decades for his fight against white minority rule, Mandela emerged determined to use his prestige and charisma to bring down […]

By fstimes On 5 Dec, 2013 At 10:07 PM | Categorized As Africa, Columns, Local, Mandela Special Edition, National, News, World | With 0 Comments
BRITAIN NELSON MANDELA

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the father of the nation, died on December 5 2013 at the age of 95. President Jacob Zuma made the announcement from the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Thursday night. He said Mandela passed away at 20:50 in his Houghton home surrounded by his wife, Graça Machel and members of his family. Zuma said Mandela would have a […]