This is Nelson Mandela’s first ever TV interview


The Nelson Mandela Foundation has just released footage of what it says is Nelson Mandela’s first ever TV interview. This is what the foundation had to say about the context of the short clip:

A television interview by Brian Widlake on 31 May 1961 has long been considered the earliest known interview with Nelson Mandela. However, we have recently discovered a short interview recorded during a break at the 1956 Treason Trail which lasted four-and-a-half years.

Here’s the footage.