South Africa marks 20 years of freedom ahead of election

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South Africa marked two decades of multi-racial democracy on Sunday, still feeling the loss of Nelson Mandela and in somber mood just 10 days before elections which are expected to keep the African National Congress (ANC) party in power.Sunday’s celebrations held a special poignancy as this is the first “Freedom Day” since the passing of Mandela, the anti-apartheid icon who died in December at the age of 95.His name was evoked several times by South Africa’s current president Jacob Zuma during a ceremony attended by around 5,000 people under bright autumn skies outside of the ornate Union Buildings, the seat of government.”Our country continues to contribute to building a better Africa and a better world, building on Madiba’s legacy,” Zuma said, referring to Mandela by his clan name.

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