President Nelson Mandela announces his intentions to promote national unity


Nelson Mandela

Thursday, 26 May 1994

South Africa's first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela announced that in order to promote national unity he was willing to bring into government political parties that were not part of the Government of National Unity (GNU). This was his part of nation building and reconciliation amongst political organisations.


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This article was produced for South African History Online on 16-Mar-2011