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Mandela goes campaigning

February 16, 2009|TIMES WIRE REPORTS

Nelson Mandela emerged from retirement to make a rare, surprise campaign appearance at an African National Congress rally for presidential candidate Jacob Zuma.

Mandela, the 90-year-old former South African president and anti-apartheid icon, has repeatedly insisted that he is no longer actively involved in politics. But he campaigned in the rain alongside Zuma, the ANC leader, in rural southeastern South Africa, where Mandela grew up.

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