The legacy of leaders – Masego Moroka

2012-06-16 11:54

My name is Masego Moroka, grandson of the late Dr JS Moroka, president of the ANC when Nelson Mandela was youth league president.

I know my grandfather through the many warm greetings I receive whenever I mention his name.

I can feel how much he meant to people during his life – all people, white and black.

He was hard-working and ambitious, a great leader and an adventurist.

As a medical doctor he served both black and white patients at a time when it was unheard of.

He openly promoted the idea of whites and blacks living and working together to make South Africa better.

I view life the same way I suppose my grandfather perceived it.

Life is a gift and an adventure. It is up to me to do whatever I choose with it under all circumstances.

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