Video: Nelson Mandela's first ever TV interview
Linda Sharkey has been an online journalist at The Independent since 2011. She's Content Producer and online fashion writer. In the past, she's been involved in different areas across the website, including editor of mobile app Independent Plus.
Friday 05 July 2013
In 1961, three years before Nelson Mandela was jailed, a reporter managed to track him down and interview him while he was in underground hiding.
It became his first ever TV interview, in which he speaks on behalf of the South African people, who wanted a 'political independence'.
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