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April 1994 elections

South Africa's first democratic elections began on 27 April 1994 and continued for three days. In some areas of Natal, polling was extended into a fourth day. The elections brought to a conclusion a four-year process of constitutional negotiations and brought about a dramatic reduction in political conflict and violence around the country. The ANC won 62,6% of the vote, and a Government of National Unity was constituted. The elections were followed by the inauguration of Nelson Mandela as President on 10 May 1994.

... that resolved the struggle should continue. // Was there any disagreement that the struggle should continue in the run-up to the elections in April of ’94? // There were two views. The other view was that it should be suspended; the other one was that it should continue. However those who ...
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