Thatcher refused to call publicly for Mandela release – archives

2014-01-03 17:16

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Nelson Mandela's name was not raised once in an official meeting between Margaret Thatcher and South Africa's prime minister in 1984, records showed today, re-opening the debate into how much she pushed for his release from prison.

Thatcher chose instead to raise the issue during a shorter private discussion the two leaders had beforehand, where no official note-takers were present. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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