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6.12.13

Nat Geo to screen Mandela: His Life and Legacy Tonight

With the death of our former president, Nelson Mandela last night, many channels are announcing their programming which serves to honour him and his impact in our lives. National Geographic has announced that tonight, they will be screening Mandela: His Life and Legacy at 9.55pm. 

We will be bringing you as many of these as possible. Also, please check the Sunday Tribune on Sunday for a full, updated list of channels and the programmes that will be aired during this coming week. 
*** Press Release***

For more than 60 years, Nelson Mandela has stood as an  icon of unwavering resolve, determination and eloquence, inspiring South Africa – and the world – in his quest for racial equality.  His triumphant walk to freedom after nearly 30 years of imprisonment for standing up against government apartheid is one of the most famous images of the 20th century.  In a moving one hour special, National Geographic Channel celebrates the life of one history's most powerful and dynamic figures, tracing his momentous rise from political prisoner to South Africa's first black president.  

Premiering on tonight, 06 December at 9.55pm on National Geographic Channel 181 on DStv, Mandela: His Life and Legacy follows the historic steps of Mandela's journey from his childhood growing up in the household of the Thembu royal family to his work as a young lawyer in Johannesburg, his imprisonment, presidential election and enduring legacy. Joining the African National Congress in his 20s, Mandela spent years trumpeting the cause of equality against a hostile government whose racial injustices had taken a firm hold over the wealthiest country in Africa before his arrest in 1963. 

Presented by seasoned journalist Mark Austin, Mandela: His Life and Legacy includes poignant commentary from political officials, close friends and allies of Mandela, including former South African president FW de Klerk and former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Archbishop Desmond Tutu as well as fellow prisoner Mac Maharaj. 

Mandela: His Life And Legacy Captures His Inspiring Meteoric Rise From Political Prisoner To Beloved President And International Icon.

PIC: Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk (INLSA)

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