In Mexico, an expat learns how much Madiba put SA on the map

2013-12-09 00:00

I AM sitting in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, now and remembering a few days ago when I first saw someone post about Mandela’s death on Facebook.

Upon hearing where I’m from, every­one I meet while travelling always begins with either, “Ah! Nelson Mandela” or “el Mundial” (the World Cup). As much as we all knew this day would come, nothing ever prepares you for it, as you never know how you would react or feel.

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