GRANDFATHER

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Nelson Mandela guided South Africa from the shackles of apartheid to multi-racial democracy, as an icon of peace and reconciliation who came to embody the struggle for justice around the world. Imprisoned for nearly three decades for his fight against white minority rule, Mandela emerged determined to use his prestige and charisma to bring down apartheid while avoiding a civil war.

A young girl sits on the entrance of Vilakazi street near Mandela house in SowetoA young girl wipes her face as she performs in a group of dancers outside Mandela house in SowetoPeople dance during a gathering of mourners on Vilakazi Street in Soweto where the former South African President Nelson Mandela resided when he lived in the townshipSouth African boy, Grant, looks at flowers laid in memory of Nelson Mandela outside the South African High Commission in central LondonFlowers and written tributes are seen at Mandela square in JohannesburgA message written on a Springbok shirt and laid in memory of Nelson Mandela is seen outside the South African High Commission in central London

 

Flowers and written tributes are seen at Mandela square in Johannesburg

GRANDFATHER… in many african countries the highest honor a person can give another is to refer to them as Grandfather. For many africans and non africans Nelson Mandela for the ages has become everyones GRANDFATHER….editor Bronx Chronicle

 

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