South Africa to mark 30 years of freedom amid inequality, poverty with a tense election ahead

As 72-year-old Nonki Kunene walks through the corridors of Thabisang Primary School in Soweto, South Africa, she recalls the joy she and many others felt 30 years ago when they voted for the first time. It was at this school on April 27, 1994 that Kunene joined millions of South Africans to brave long queues and take part in the country’s first democratic elections. (AP video and production by Nqobile Ntshangase)

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