Today we mourn the loss of a legend of South African history. But I wonder if what we are really mourning is the fact that neither our previous government, nor our present one, had anyone of the quality of Madiba serving the people in its halls? Rather than a man who is the image of reconciliation and a servant's heart, we have a gaggle of corrupt, self-serving fat cats whose sole aim is to get as much for themselves as they can, and the nation and consequences be damned.
Thank The Lord we had a man like Nelson to show us what a great leader should be like.
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