On this day in history, Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as the first black president of the Republic of South Africa.
As South Africans await the results of the 2019 SA elections, a historic event's anniversary is celebrated.
Friday, 10 May marks the 25th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's inauguration as the first democratic South African head of state.
Briefly.co.za gathered Madiba was unanimously elected as president in Parliament after the ANC came out victorious in the 1994 elections.
Mandela, who was famously dubbed The Father of the Nation, replaced the outgoing National Party (NP) leader, F.W. de Klerk.
Taking to social media, the ruling party remembered the historic day, writing:
"On this day 25 years ago, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was inaugurated as our first democratically elected President under the ANC-led government. His ideals of freedom, justice and equality for all people, black and white, ushered in a new South Africa and set our country on a path to growth. As we await the final results of the 2019 Elections, the ANC is confident of a renewed mandate given to us by the people to continue growing South Africa and building a better life for all. #ANCLeads."
The post sparked quite the reaction and Mzansi remembered Madiba and all he stood for.
Morolong Tsuana Gopane commented: "Long live the spirit of Nelson Mandela long live."
Zee T Dlamini added: "Long live COMRADE ROLIHLAHLA NELSON MANDELA long live AMANDLA."
Wouter Scott wrote: "Madiba was a legend! Mbeki was also great! Zumaand the Guptas... mmm what can I say. But Ramaphosa seems to have his head screwed on right So I hope he gets our country back on track! "
Muso KaMgobhozi Jamile said: "A selfless leader of all times. Siyabulela kuYehova ngawe Madiba."
Elza Michaels added: "Thank you Tata Madiba..... thank you for opening the doors of learning."
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