After fighting apartheid in South Africa and imprisonment for 27 years Nelson Mandela became the country’s first democratically-elected president.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation and the South African government is honoring Mandela’s 100th birthday with the them “Be the Legacy.”
Madiba, as Mandela was affectionately called, united a deeply-divided country and inspired many people around the world.
CGTN’s Vauldi Carelse has this report from Johannesburg.
To discuss Mandela’s legacy talked to a panel of experts:
- Ebrahim Rasool, a former South African Ambassador to the United States.
- Adetunji Omotola, an Africa analyst.
- Adam Habib, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Witwatersrand.
- Simon Barber, a veteran South African journalist.
As we celebrate Nelson Mandela's centenary, what can we learn from Mandela's legacy, his widow Graça Machel asks? She shares leadership lessons from the late icon, in this brilliant op-ed. #MandelaDay #Mandela100 https://t.co/wMVlF5BG0O
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But his legacy is also complicated, and not everyone is satisfied with his work https://t.co/HBlvu1rCO3
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