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Oliver Tambo

This latest entry into the Emmy Award-winning series Have You Heard From Johannesburg tells the untold story of Oliver Tambo—who lived a life on the principles of ethics, compassion, inclusion, social justice and equality—the man behind the release of Nelson Mandela and the end of apartheid in South Africa.

Described as one of the world’s greatest statesmen, his strategy to the international community to isolate and sanction the apartheid regime created the most globalized human rights struggle of the 20th century. Regarded as a terrorist in the West, he was hunted by the South African government’s assassins. He narrowly escaped death at their hands, and succeeded in leading the overthrow of apartheid and fathered the new constitution of a democratic South Africa.