Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela delivers a speech at the All African People’s Conference

ANC-leader Nelson Mandela delivering a speech at the All African People's Conference in Pietermaritzburg, March 1961. Photographer: Joe Gqabi.

Mandela’s African Tour – Libya

After his release from prison Nelson Mandela travelled to many countries in Africa and abroad to thank those who had supported the ANC during the years of struggle and to implore them to continue to pressurize for democratic transformation in South Africa. Nelson Mandela with Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi while visiting Libya.

Mandela’s African Tour – DRC

After his release from prison Nelson Mandela travelled to many countries in Africa and abroad to thank those who had supported the ANC during the years of struggle and to implore them to continue to pressurize for democratic transformation in South Africa. Here he is seen on a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1997.

Mandela’s African Tour – Libya

After his release from prison Nelson Mandela travelled to many countries in Africa and abroad to thank those who had supported the ANC during the years of struggle and to implore them to continue to pressurize for democratic transformation in South Africa. Nelson Mandela with Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi while visiting Libya.

Mandela’s African Tour – Mozambique

After his release from prison Nelson Mandela travelled to many countries in Africa and abroad to thank those who had supported the ANC during the years of struggle and to implore them to continue to pressurize for democratic transformation in South Africa. Nelson Mandela and his then wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela together with Mozambiquan President Joaquim Alberto Chissano in Mozambique and his wife Marcelina Rafael Chissano posing with unidentified Mozambiquan children.

Mandela’s African Tour – Mozambique

After his release from prison Nelson Mandela travelled to many countries in Africa and abroad to thank those who had supported the ANC during the years of struggle and to implore them to continue to pressurize for democratic transformation in South Africa. Nelson Mandela and his then wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela together with Mozambiquan President Joaquim Alberto Chissano in Mozambique and his wife Marcelina Rafael Chissano.

Mandela’s African Tour – Nigeria

After his release from prison Nelson Mandela travelled to many countries in Africa and abroad to thank those who had supported the ANC during the years of struggle and to implore them to continue to pressurize for democratic transformation in South Africa. Nelson Mandela gives a salute as he disembarks a Nigerian jet during his state visit to Nigeria.

Mandela’s African Tour – Mozambique

After his release from prison Nelson Mandela travelled to many countries in Africa and abroad to thank those who had supported the ANC during the years of struggle and to implore them to continue to pressurize for democratic transformation in South Africa. Nelson Mandela and Mozambiquan President Joaquim Alberto Chissano march along a red carpet before a military parade.

Mandela’s African Tour – Mozambique

After his release from prison Nelson Mandela travelled to many countries in Africa and abroad to thank those who had supported the ANC during the years of struggle and to implore them to continue to pressurize for democratic transformation in South Africa. Nelson Mandela and his then wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela together with Mozambiquan President Joaquim Alberto Chissano in Mozambique.

Mandela’s African Tour – Mozambique

After his release from prison Nelson Mandela travelled to many countries in Africa and abroad to thank those who had supported the ANC during the years of struggle and to implore them to continue to pressurize for democratic transformation in South Africa. Nelson Mandela together with Mozambiquan President Joaquim Alberto Chissano in Mozambique.

Mandela’s African Tour

After his release from prison Nelson Mandela travelled to many countries in Africa and abroad to thank those who had supported the ANC during the years of struggle and to implore them to continue to pressurize for democratic transformation in South Africa. Thousands of people gather in the streets to get a glimpse of Nelson Mandela during one of his many visits to other African countries after his release from prison.

Mandela’s African Tour – Morocco

After his release from prison Nelson Mandela travelled to many countries in Africa and abroad to thank those who had supported the ANC during the years of struggle and to implore them to continue to pressurize for democratic transformation in South Africa. Here Mandela is seen with S. M. Hassan II of Morrocco on November 28, 1994.

Mandela’s tour of Germany

Nelson Mandela after his prison release toured many countries including Germany. This was an ongoing work that the ANC had started in the early 1960 in mobilising the international community to isolate the apartheid government of South Africa.

Mandela’s African Tour – Kenya

After his release from prison Nelson Mandela travelled to many countries in Africa and abroad to thank those who had supported the ANC during the years of struggle and to implore them to continue to pressurize for democratic transformation in South Africa. Here Nelson Mandela together with Winnie Mandela greets President Arap Moi of Kenya.

Mandela’s African Tour

After his release from prison Nelson Mandela travelled to many countries in Africa and abroad to thank those who had supported the ANC during the years of struggle and to implore them to continue to pressurize for democratic transformation in South Africa. Nelson Mandela is honoured with a traditional garment.

Mandela’s African Tour – Mozambique

After his release from prison Nelson Mandela travelled to many countries in Africa and abroad to thank those who had supported the ANC during the years of struggle and to implore them to continue to pressurize for democratic transformation in South Africa. Nelson Mandela greets Mozambiquan President Joaquim Alberto Chissano as he and his then wife Winnie Madikizela Mandela disembark from a plane onto Mozambiquan soil.

Mandela’s African Tour – Ghana

After his release from prison Nelson Mandela travelled to many countries in Africa and abroad to thank those who had supported the ANC during the years of struggle and to implore them to continue to pressurize for democratic transformation in South Africa. Nelson Mandela is transported in an open top 4x4 beside Ghanaian President Jerry Rawlings through the streets of Accra, Ghana.

Mandela’s tour abroad

After his release from prison Nelson Mandela travelled to many countries in Africa and abroad to thank those who had supported the ANC during the years of struggle and to implore them to continue to pressurize for democratic transformation in South Africa. Nelson Mandela and Winnie Mandela greet eager crowds as they disembark a plane during one of their state visits after his release from prison.

Mandela’s African Tour – Botswana

After his release from prison Nelson Mandela travelled to many countries in Africa and abroad to thank those who had supported the ANC during the years of struggle and to implore them to continue to pressurize for democratic transformation in South Africa. Nelson Mandela shares a moment of joy with Sir Ketumile, President of Botswana, during a state visit to the country.

Mandela’s African Tour – Tanzania

After his release from prison Nelson Mandela travelled to many countries in Africa and abroad to thank those who had supported the ANC during the years of struggle and to implore them to continue to pressurize for democratic transformation in South Africa. Nelson and Winnie Mandela stand on the back of a vehicle with President Nyerere of Tanzania and wave to eager crowds.