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The Forgotten Prisoners of Apartheid

September 27th, 2016

Episode 1327 of 1367 episodes

South Africa became a democratic country in 1994 after years of racial oppression. Thousands of men and women sacrificed their lives to bring that brutal system down. They finally won when Nelson Mandela became the first democratically elected president. But many of them are still in jail – even though the country went through a much celebrated Truth and Reconciliation process. So why are they not free?

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