6th December, 2013
A TRIBUTE TO NELSON MANDELA
It was with a heavy heart, Kari, that I awoke this morning to the news that Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela — Tata — had passed away...
As a white South African, I remember (on the 2nd February 1990, when Nelson Mandela was unconditionally released) thinking, who is this man? Yes, I knew he had spent 27 years as a political prisoner, yet I had no concept of the influence he wielded. One man, isolated from the world for so long.