16 Jul. 1998
FILE PHOT0 11FEB90 - President Nelson Mandela is accompanied by his former wife Winnie, moments after his release from prison February 11 1990 after serving 27 years in jail. Mandela celebrates his 80th birthday on July 18. Events planned around the country are due to run for at least a month and include celebratory parties for underpriveleged children, as well as concerts featuring local and international artists.