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A military man protects children at a church on April 21, 1994 in Lindelani, South Africa. Their families are ANC supporters and they fled from violent clashes with the IFP (Inkatha freedom party) days before the first democratic election in South Africa on February 27, 1994. Nelson Mandela was voted in as the first democratically elected president in South Africa. He served one five-year term and retired in 1999.