Nearly 20 million people participated in the 1994 election in which the African National Congress (ANC) gained an overwhelming victory during the first ever multi-racial general elections in South Africa, started on 27 April 1994. The ANC gained 62.60% while the National Party (NP) gained 20.40% of the votes.
First democratic election results for SA
Friday, 29 April 1994
This Day In History dates for TODAY
- 1859 Sir George Gray, governor of the Cape, lays the cornerstone of the New Somerset Hospital
- 1932 Luc Montagnier, virologist who discovered the human immunodeficiency virus, is born
- 1964 SA is banned from the Olympic Games
- 1967 The MK and ZIPRA formally announce that they had formed a military alliance
- 1969 The father of Rosalind Ballingall joins the search for his missing daughter
- 1981 Three MK soldiers found guilty
- 1988 P. W. Botha refutes possibility of Black majority rule
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