Living in the moment for the first time

2013-12-07 00:00

SOME of us never really took part in the apartheid era. I was only three years old when Mandela was released from prison and only seven when he became president, so I don’t have many memories of him. But today I have seen the hero’s legacy, the hero who was celebrated, loved and respected by the nation while I was growing up.

I turned on the television and the whole nation was alive and overwhelmed by the sudden loss. Social networks were buzzing with activity; the focus solely on one of the greatest men to have lived during our time. 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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