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Organizing meeting the day before Nelson Mandela's release from prison
Bellville, Cape Town
February 10, 1990

Duration: 00:25:31

People: Willie Hofmeyr, Trevor Manuel, Bulelani Ngcuka

Primary Language(s): English

Description: Many activists met at University of the Western Cape the day before Mandela's release to organize events in Cape Town. The people are joyful and energetic as they await information about final plans for rally and what they should do.

Short Clips

"We are still trying to organize a stadium where he will speak." 00:04:06
Description: "Power to the people" opens this footage of a meeting at the University of the Western Cape the night before Nelson Mandela's release, where Willie Hofmeyr and Bulelani Ngcuka speaks briefly. (For the last 14 months in prison, Mandela was moved from Robben Island to Victor Verster Prison in Paarl, about 30 miles [50 kilometers] from Cape Town).
"Please bear in mind, comrades, that not everybody will be able to sit in the front rows ..." 00:05:12
Description: ANC activists Bulelani Ngcuka and Trevor Manuel report on their meetings with the Commissioner of Prisons and Nelson Mandela to make arrangements for the day of Mandela's release.