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Photo Flashback: Nelson & Winnie Mandela’s visit to Jamaica, July 24, 1991

Published:Friday | July 23, 2021 | 7:22 AMA Digital Integration & Marketing production
Winnie Mandela (centre), wife of African National Congress President, Nelson Mandela is at the centre of things as Minister of Labour, Welfare and Sports, Portia Simpson (left) and Advisor on Women’s Affairs Beverley Manley exchange thoughts with her during a luncheon held in their honour at the Pegasus Hotel.
Nelson Mandela greeting Leader of Opposition Edward Seaga.
Nelson Mandela is greeted by Acting Governor General, Edward Zacca at the National Stadium. At right is Michael Manley.
A dreadlocked man runs ahead of the procession.
Nelson and Winnie Mandela acknowledging the crowd of supports at the National Stadium.
Nelson Mandela delivering his speech at the National Stadium.


Tomorrow marks 30 years since Nelson and Winnie Mandela visited Jamaica. The occasion gave validation to the efforts Jamaica had put into the anti-Apartheid movement. Jamaica was one of the most vocal about maintaining international sanctions against South Africa until the country yielded and removed the political system which kept its black natives subjugated. 

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