The Genius of Nelson Mandela

Five great “Madiba” truths, for the fifth anniversary of his death.

Nelson Mandela in 2008 (Photo: Creative Commons/South Africa The Good News)

I remember exactly where I was in 2013 when I read the news that Nelson Mandela had died on December 5 at age 95. One month into the year I was based in Cape Town, I’d felt closer to the South African leader prior to his death than I ever had before, and not just because I was living in his country.

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