Mandela memorial: 10 key moments from Barack Obama’s speech

2013-12-10 15:16

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When US President Barack Obama took to the stage at a soaked FNB Stadium this afternoon, his speech brought both world leaders and ordinary South Africans to their feet. Here are the 10 key moments from that speech:

2. He noted that Mandela, despite his status as a global icon, always considered himself as just a man – a gentle reminder well received by South Africans who recognise and often embrace Mandela’s flaws as much as they celebrate his strengths. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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