11/02/2015 03:26 GMT | Updated 11/02/2015 03:59 GMT

Nelson Mandela Released From Prison 25 Years Ago Today

He died over a year ago but Nelson Mandela’s legacy continues unfettered.

Wednesday 11 February marks what would have been the 25th anniversary since was released from prison after a sentence of 27 years.

Bearing not a trace of bitterness or hatred against those who practised the evil of apartheid, he went on to become the first democratically-elected president of South Africa.

Mandela died on 5 December 2013, aged 95, but his life's work will live on in the hearts of many.

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