On This Day 1990: Freedom for Nelson Mandela


 
Nelson Mandela remains one of the world’s most revered statesman, who led the struggle to replace the apartheid regime of South Africa with a multi-racial democracy
 
Nelson Mandela - with his prison number on his shirt - speaks in Johannesburg in 1994
In prison, you come face to face with time. There is nothing more terrifying
Nelson Mandela

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/1454208.stm

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2 responses to “On This Day 1990: Freedom for Nelson Mandela

  1. sillygloop

    Hi Anant,
    Wonder when there’ll be a movie like Gandhi on Nelson Mandela. The initial days offered a chance for a new Indo-SA relationship which has not taken off as yet. I still remember SA resumed cricket by playing against India and such was the bonhomie and goodwill between the two nations.
     
    IAS is the Indian Administrative Service…they are the civil servants.
     
    Hope you have a great week ahead!
    Vijay

  2. Anant M

    Yes Vijay – there ought to be a movie based on Mandela’s life which I suspect there will be one unsurprisingly from the same director Lord Attenborough.
     
    I have been very touched by his dignity in severe adversity and sheer bloody-minded injustice. Later I learnt that I shared the same birth sign almost to the day (not year ofcourse) with Nelson Madela.
     
    He has the emotional intelligence with stoicism that counts. He looked to Gandhi for his inspiration. Mahatma Gandhi’s name is revered in SA and that will act as the ultimate and sustainable glue (besides cricket) between the two nations. I am sure of that.
     
    Anant

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