President Jacob Zuma kicked off Freedom Day celebrations at the
Union Buildings in Pretoria today to celebrate 17 years since the first
non-racial elections in South Africa.
Paul Mashatile, Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane, Defence Minister Lindiwe
Sisulu and Tshwane mayor Gwen Ramokgopa.
as Zuma walked towards the podium in Church Street, opposite the Union
Buildings and some streets were closed off.
entertained by local artists throughout the day.
South Africa on April 27 1994, which voted the African National Congress and its
then-leader, Nelson Mandela, into power.