Waterloo resident remembers Mandela's election win
Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid icon who became the first president of a democratic South Africa, passed away Thursday at his home in Johannesburg after a prolonged lung infection. He was 95.
Millions remember the day Nelson Mandela was elected President of South Africa when they watched his victory on television in 1994, but Will Winterfeld is among the very few Canadians can say they saw it first-hand. Winterfeld was in the country for six weeks as an international observer during the election that put Mandela in office.