‘If Mandela could act with conscience, so can I, and so can we’

2013-12-07 00:00

HAVING been raised in a country to the north that no longer exists, I grew up unaware of Nelson Mandela, the man or the phenomenon.

For them it’s about when JFK was shot and the Twin Towers came down. For me, the question is: “Where were you when Mandela was released from Victor Verster?” Other questions are “… when the ANC was unbanned?” or “… during the first election?”, but the Mandela question is the pivot, just as he is.

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