'We will never be able to tell these stories completely' - Freedom Day

Former journalist and Director in the Press Council South Africa, Joe Thloloe reflects on South Africa's first ever democratic election back in 1994 as the country celebrates Freedom Day.

Photo: Joe Thloloe's twitter page.

We were very patient and the queues were long but people would be standing in those queues chatting, and the conversations went on and on. There was a sense of excitement but there was also a sense of calm in what we were doing.

Joe Thloloe

Tlholoe says that the highlight of the election for him was watching old women make their way towards the voting station and finally casting their first ever vote. What are your memories of 27 April 1994? Share them with @samcowen on Twitter.

Listen to his conversation with Sam Cowen below:


This article first appeared on 702 : 'We will never be able to tell these stories completely' - Freedom Day


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