Madiba and the myth machine

2013-12-09 12:00

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Nelson Mandela was more than just a liberation icon. He ignited the world’s imagination, becoming a global rock star and new-school pope. Charl Blignaut tries to unpack the symbols that created the myths that generated brand Mandela

Mandela had been removed from society, but his name was woven into folk stories and struggle songs.

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