Nelson Said No To Death Penalty” – Trinidad Newspapers – December 9, 2013. “A commendable legacy of Nelson Mandela is the abolition of the death penalty in South Africa. He denounced it as an act of the utmost cruelty and barbarity and its abolition became “one of the touchstones of commitment to a new social order.” Soon after his release in February 1990, then president FW de Klerk at the request of Mandela announced an immediate moratorium on executions. The last hanging was on February 2, 1989…”


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