Ozier Muhammad Photojournalist

South Africa's Non-Racial Election

I went to South Africa in April of 1994 to cover the first non racial election in the history of the country. The African National Congress's leader Nelson Mandela gained the presidency and the ANC won a majority of the seats in the parliment.

Blacks South Africans practice using voters ballot in the runup to the first non-racial election in the country's history.
  
Zulu campaigns for Khosa, an ethnic rival.
  
A brass band marched into a football stadium in Soweto Township as a campaign rally gets underway for Nelson Mandela. Photo by Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times
     
  
A ladies auxillary listen attentively and took notes as  Nelson Mandela gave a campaign speech at this church. Photo by Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times
  
The crowd was large and space was tight in this South African Soccer field.
  
A black woman queues up to end Apartheid.
     
  
Mr. Mandela speaking on the campaign trail. Photo by Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times
  
These black soliders line up at a training facility for the SADF. Photo by Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times
  
A rally of supporters for the presidental candidacy of Mangosuthu Buthelezi, in a Zulu township. Photo by Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times
     
  
White supremiicists are suspected in this bombi blast near Jan Smuts airport in Johannesburg.
  
Determine to vote in the waning hours of the election.
  
Khosa candidate votes in Zulu township.
     
  
Nelson Mandela was the winner of the first non-racial election in South Africa.
  
The first non-racial inauguration in Siouth Africa's history. Left to right: Thabo Mbeki, Nelson Mandela, the new president, and former president F.W.deKlerk.
  
A scene from Mandela's inauguration in Pretoria.