‘Madiba Never sold out’ Trevor Manuel

The Nelson Mandela Museum hosted the Nelson Mandela Release Programme celebrating the 31st anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison. He was released on the 11th of February 1990 at Victor Verster Prison now known as Drakenstein Correctional services.

The programme was hosted live on SAFM featuring former Ministers of Finance Trevor Manuel, and Safety and Security Dr Sydney Mufamadi, a Founder of Thembekile Mandela Foundation Ndileka Mandela, Museum Council Chairperson Dr Nomvuselelo Songelwa and its Acting Chief Executive Officer Mandisi Msongelwa.

The programme was a platform of sharing memoirs on the release of Nelson Mandela. Mr Manuel reminded those who participated on the programme to not look at the past through the lens of the present. He assumed that South Africans seek to have a tendency to undermine the existing pillars of government because of the struggle credentials and that he could exceptionally say Nelson Mandela was no way he can be judged as a sell-out’.

Dr Sydney Mufamadi recalled the day of the release like an ambush on their side however, they anticipated that day would finally come as they were prepared politically. They had a capacity to regroup and to make sure that their political leaders were protected including Mandela and other leaders.

Click on the links for the recording of the broadcast:-