Happy birthday, Nelson

Nelson Mandela is 88 today. He is the most inspirational leader of my generation and I wish him many more birthdays. I very much enjoyed reading his biography “Long Walk To Freedom” and you can read my review here.

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    His message on being offered (and rejecting) conditional release in 1986 has to be one of the greatest pieces of rhetorical defiance – he lectured Botha on history and then said “I shall return” – magnificent.