We urged Mandela to refuse Nobel Peace Prize – Tokyo Sexwale

2013-12-09 09:09

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Two decades ago in Oslo, Nelson Mandela and South Africa’s last apartheid president FW de Klerk stood side by side in Oslo and accepted the Nobel Peace Prize, a moment that epitomised the reconciliation of enemies.

When the telephone rang on October 15 1993 with the Nobel committee’s decision, “the reaction was quite strong and some of us were very hesitant about supporting the joint thing with De Klerk,” ANC stalwart Tokyo Sexwale told AFP.

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