Indyplus video: Nelson Mandela's first TV interview


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As Nelson Mandela remains in hospital, The Independent's Dan Howden visits the towns and villages which he has touched most during his lifetime. Watch Mandela's first ever TV interview conducted in 1961 while he was in underground hiding:

Three years before Nelson Mandela was jailed, while he was hiding, a reporter managed to track his way and interview him in what became his first ever TV interview. He speaks on behalf of the South African, who wanted a 'political independence'