Happy birthday Nelson MandelaFriday, July 18, 2008 at 0:01 | Posted in History | 4 Comments
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Image: African National Congress
I was just a kid when Nelson Mandela was arrested and when he was released from Robben Island, I was a man at my best age (physically). “Free Nelson Mandela” was a regular outcry at quite a lot of meetings I attended. I signed a number of petitions with those words and eventually, he was released.
There is no need for me to tell what he accomplished during those years when he could have just retired and nobody would have blamed him for that. But he did not retire until the time was right to do so. Nelson Mandela is an extraordinary man!
This extraordinary man is 90 today. His health may not be as good as I would wish but his mind is still bright. He is still going strong. Nelson Mandela is being celebrated by millions today. Even the BBC made an audio slide show to honor him.
So what can I say that others more prominent than I have not already said? Maybe I have nothing original to say but this comes right from the bottom of my heart: HAPPY BIRTHDAY NELSON MANDELA!