• Short Summary

    The father figure of black South African nationalism, Nelson Mandela, spent his 60th birthday in prison on Tuesday (18 July).

  • Description

    The father figure of black South African nationalism, Nelson Mandela, spent his 60th birthday in prison on Tuesday (18 July). For the past 14 years he has been incarcerated on Robben Island -- South Africa's notorious jail reserved for black male offenders, serving a life sentence for sabotage. Elsewhere his birthday is being commemorated in a variety of ways. Speeches and special meetings plus the despatch of 10,000 birthday cards in London, an African National Congress public meeting in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania and in the small town of Brandfort, South Africa, Mr. Mandela's wife Winnie, his two daughters and baby grand-daughter observed a day of prayer and fasting. Earlier one of the daughters, Zeni, spoke from Mbabane, Swaziland about her father's life in prison.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8BRP9VTRHDADUWC47WEKABCML
    Media URN:
    VLVA8BRP9VTRHDADUWC47WEKABCML
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/07/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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