Skip to comments.Why Mandela still matters to South Africans fearful for future
Posted on 02/26/2012 2:30:59 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
When Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital, South Africans took a deep breath and prepared themselves for the worst. Despite the government issuing statements telling concerned citizens not to panic, they did. Mandela holds such a special place in South African's hearts that they fortify themselves with the inevitable day when he takes his last breath.
At 93, many here are grateful the former president and Nobel Peace Prize winner is still with them. He has long left the public and political stage but the knowledge that he is still around -- enjoying retirement on a farm in the Eastern Cape -- gives them a sense of comfort.
Nelson Mandela is held in deep affection because he reminds South Africans of how far they have come. Mandela rekindles South Africans nostalgia for a time when this country was a miracle of democracy. Mandela is the embodiment of the South Africa that was promised in the election of 1994.
The reality is that many South Africans worry that their "rainbow nation" no longer embodies Mandela's vision. With Mandela old and silent, there have been many worrying signs that his country has deviated off Mandela's path of reconciliation and democracy, say observers.
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...
This article illustrates the fruits of a people abdicating their right to govern.
Mandela was a terrorist who grew while in prison and emerged to lead his country down the tubes. Those who have succeeded him are following the example of their kinfolk in Zimbabwe to plunge South Africa into the darkest depths of hell.
So much for Ginsberg’s contention that Egypt should look to South Africa to model their constitution. It appears it has no lasting power beyond that of a mortal. Maybe a little remedial education in the founders is due.
Funny, most people don’t know what a thug terrorist he and his wife were, maybe they should celebrate with the infamous Ring of Fire when he croaks.
Highest per capita rape in the world. Highest incidence of car-jacking. Drivers leave poisoned whiskey in the glove-compartment, or even install doorside flame-throwers and spring-loaded ankle-choppers.
Oh, sure, things are sooooo much improved for “Rainbow South Africa”....
Zimbabwe and SA were once jewels —look at them now.
after all the infrastructure that others built for them crumbles, South Africa will be just another failed nation to Zimbabwe
Nelson Mandela is a Marxist/Leninist who's
followers used to "lace" their opponents
with burning tires.
Just another lenin fan who got caught trying to violently overthrow a government. No Love for a murdering communist. Of course in public schools it is taught that he is a hero for some reason.
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