Mandela: he changed the world


A tribute by cartoonist Zapiro from today’s Mail & Guardian newspaper to the life and times of Nelson Mandela, former lawyer, radical anti-apartheid activist, prisoner for 27 years, a canny politician and the first President in a fully democratic South Africa who died in his Johannesburg home last night at the age of 95.

The Mail & Guardian have set up a website tapered with old news reels, news clippings and a range of material for general readers on the history, struggles and people that brought about the end of Apartheid in South Africa in our lifetime. It’s well worth checking out

In early 2014 we’ll be returning to the legacy of the world seeking to end Apartheid here on in which students, trade unions, sports fans, politicians and boycott supporters in Ireland have had a long and proud history in supporting.

Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika