Homage to Mr. Mandela
Of course, it was on the cards. He was a very, very old man who had spent the best years of his life in political prison. I remember that bright and hopeful day in February, 1990 when Mandela walked out of prison and into the world again. He brought with him a dignity and poise, the like of which we hardly ever see in this world. He brought no bitterness through those gates. Together with F W de Klerk he broke the stranglehold of Apartheid in South Africa for ever.
One day I was walking past the entrance to the Guildhall in London. I stopped as a big black limousine drove out and paused before entering the traffic. I looked and then did a double take. Nelson Mandela was sitting in the back, his face close to the window. He saw my surprise; he grinned and waved. Then he was…
View original post 62 more words