“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die,” he said. There is no denying the fact that when we put our steps in this world then one day we have to leave it. But history remembers those who scarifies their lives in order to save their nation, history, language, literature, traditions, etc.
However, nelson Mandela who was the sign of peace, an icon of great wisdom, courage, struggle and determination in the fight against minority rule in South Africa. His leadership, charisma, audacity, empathy and tolerance for harsh treatment made him a revered political figure in Africa and around the world. Lift the entire world physically on Friday, but not mentally you’re always present in our mind.
Moreover, during his fight, he spent 27 years of his life in imprison steered the country from apartheid to democracy. Similarly, on February 11, 1990, Mandela was released from prison and became the first black president of South Africa in 1994.
Being a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, he is regarded as a symbol of reconciliation and all African people are proud of him.
Lastly, It is now up to the new leadership to keep the vision of their great leader alive not only because he was one of the most respected leaders , but because his ideals gave a new dimension to human rights and lifted humanity to a new dignified place.
Meraj saleem, Turbat