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Despite spending 27 years in prison under white minority rule, Nelson Mandela called for reconciliation when he became South Africa’s first black president in 1994. He bridged, he forgave and rebuilt a country that had been destroyed by colour conflict for decades. Now with the passing of the nation’s father, what lies ahead for South Africa and her people? Join the conversation at 19:30 GMT.
In this episode of The Stream, we speak with:
South African ambassador to the United States
Garret Barnwell, @gcbarnwell
South African citizen
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