Many South Africans, some across the world were elated about the first democratic elections, on the 27th of April 1994. Michael December from Stutterheim in the Eastern Cape,  was incarceration when the country voted for Nelson Mandela as the first black South African president. He was one of nine men arrested for murder in the area.

He was sentenced in 1990, but got a political pardon in 2015.

Michael recalls how those incarcerated celebrated, when they were told they can vote for the first time.