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Nelson Mandela - Nine News Special Tonight From 6pm

Kevin Perry

Tonight, Nine News presents a one hour bulletin from 6.00pm around the country.

At 7.00pm, Tracy Grimshaw hosts A Current Affair.

At 7.30pm, in the news special Nelson Mandela: Warrior for Peace, Peter Stefanovic presents a tribute to the great man. Visiting Robben Island, where Mandela was held for so many years, we explore his battles, his old prison mates, his family heartache, and his legacy.

Then at 8.30pm, in the Clint Eastwood directed film Invictus, Morgan Freeman gives a powerful performance as Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President. The film follows Mandela as he initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

Nine’s coverage of The Ashes will continue LIVE on Gem from 6.00pm.