Leeds nostalgia: Remembering Mandela 2001

Sadly, he is no longer with us but back in April 2001 Nelson Mandela made an indelible impression on the City of Leeds.

Wednesday, 6th July 2016, 10:27 am
Updated Wednesday, 6th July 2016, 11:32 am
APRIL 2001: Nelson Mandela dances to the Leeds crowd during one of the performances from Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Thousands watched the great man on the sound stage in Millennium Square while others watched the proceedings on large screens TVs.

The South African captain of Leeds United Lucas Radebe and TV’s Jon Snow were on hand to help.

It was a great and emotional day for Leeds and one that will never be forgotten.

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APRIL 2001: Nelson Mandela dances to the Leeds crowd during one of the performances from Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
APRIL 2001: Nelson Mandela dances to the Leeds crowd during one of the performances from Ladysmith Black Mambazo.