WATCH: 30 years since Mandela's release from prison

The 11th of February 1990 saw the release iconic freedom fighter Nelson Mandela after a heroic 27-years behind bars. Today marks 30th anniversary of when Mandela stepped out of the Victor Verster prison now known as the Drakenstein Correctional Centre. Courtesy #DStv403

CAPE TOWN - 11 February 1990 saw the release of iconic freedom fighter Nelson Mandela after a heroic 27-years behind bars.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of when Mandela stepped out of the Victor Verster prison now known as the Drakenstein Correctional Centre.

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Four years later Mandela would lead South Africa to democracy becoming the country's first democratically elected president.

Mandela died in 2013 at his Johannesburg home aged 95.

The 11th of February 1990 saw the release iconic freedom fighter Nelson Mandela after a heroic 27-years behind bars. Today marks 30th anniversary of when Mandela stepped out of the Victor Verster prison now known as the Drakenstein Correctional Centre. Courtesy #DStv403

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