A man who defined a continent and an era
Even though he had long retired from public life, Nelson Mandela spent his last few years trying hard to push South Africans to carry on the work of making the country a better place without him, writes Bill Corcoran in Cape Town.
Nelson Mandela's death will have a profound effect on South Africans across the racial divide. Throughout the latter part of his retirement, even though he spent the vast majority of it disengaged from public life, South Africa's first democratically elected president remained deeply loved by the vast majority of his fellow citizens for the dignified, resolute manner in which he galvanised a divided nation in its hour of need.
His ability to forgive those who...
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