Mandela’s ride with Rawlings in Accra captured in iconic photo; new details about apartheid revealed

Mandela’s ride with Rawlings in Accra captured in iconic photo; new details about apartheid revealed

- A photo of the late South African president, Nelson Mandela and former president Jerry John Rawlings, has surfaced online

- The photo was taken on the day Mandela visited Ghana to hold discussions with Rawlings who was the chairman of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC)

- Mandela wore a short-sleeved white shirt while Rawlings wore military attire

A photo of the late Nelson Mandela in Ghana has stirred emotions and generated discussions online.

In the photo, which was taken in 1991, Mandela is seen riding in an open-top 4x4 vehicle with former president Jerry John Rawlings, who was then the chairman of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC).

The former president of South Africa settled for a short-sleeved white shirt as he responded to greetings and cheers from Ghanaians.

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Rawlings, on the other hand, was dressed in full military attire and had a smile on his face as he stood beside Mandela.

YEN.com.gh understands that Mandela visited Ghana in a bid to get the country’s support with respect to sanctions to be meted out against the apartheid regime.

Per a report by Ghana the Black Star of Africa, Mandela appreciated Ghana's efforts in helping the Africa National Congress (ANC).

It also called on the government to continue supporting South Africa’s democratic transformation after Rawlings’s role in the elimination of apartheid in the country.

Meanwhile, the gender, children and social protection ministry has honoured a gender activist, Lilipearl Baaba Otoo for her contribution to the protection of children in Ghana.

This was during an event to mark the International Day of the Child and the event coincided with 40th anniversary of the establishment of a national plan to implement the rights of children.

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Source: Yen

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