January 5, 2012
Former South African President Nelson Mandela, flanked by African President Thabo Mbeki, right, and ANC President Jacob Zuma, left, cuts a birthday cake at the Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria, South Africa, for a celebration of Mandela’s 90th birthday, organized by the African National Congress. Against all odds, the party of Nelson Mandela is celebrating its 100th anniversary Sunday in Bloemfontein.
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Against all odds, the party of Nelson Mandela has transformed a nation where just 20 years ago black South Africans could not vote, and beaches and restaurants were reserved for whites only.