Nelson Mandela

Posted: December 6, 2013 in Current Affairs, Politics, Stuff

“Poverty is not an accident, Like slavery and apartheid, it is man made and can be removed by the actions of human beings.”

Nelson Mandela


18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013

Upon his release the phones started ringing. People knocked on each others doors, grabbed coats, kids, food, musical instruments and alcohol, and headed for the city centre. Trickles of people became streams which became rivers. Before we got there the City Council had opened the Civic Hall. A couple of bands were setting up an impromptu stage. People were hugging one another. There was a conga… I recall a few people stood up and spoke some words. Some people were crying. There was a South African Anti-Apartheid Choir. I don’t remember much else? Just joy.

He made us believe we could change things.

Anvil Springstien.


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