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A GREAT MAN

18 Jul

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR NELSON MANDELA

from Oosthuizen & Co Meyer de Waal

 

“…As I sit in Qunu and grow as ancient as its hills, I will continue to entertain the hope that there has emerged a cadre of leaders in my own country and region, on my continent and in the world, which will not allow that any should be denied their freedom as we were; that any should be turned into refugees as we were; that any should be condemned to go hungry as we were; that any should be stripped of their human dignity as we were. …

Were all these hopes to translate into a realisable dream and not a nightmare to torment the soul of the aged, then will I, indeed, have peace and tranquillity. Then would history and the billions throughout the world proclaim that it was right that we dreamt and that we toiled to give life to a workable dream…”

quote from Mr Nelson Mandela’s address to the United Nations General Assembly, 21 September 1998

 
2 Comments

Posted by on 18/07/2011 in Extras

 

2 responses to “A GREAT MAN

  1. Tania

    19/07/2011 at 12:41 pm

    What a great man!! And may we all try to do some good and not just sit back and complain.

     
  2. Meyer de Waal

    23/07/2011 at 11:07 am

    It was a great privilege to meet Mr Mandela in person some few years ago and spens some 40 min in his living room with only my family and him.!

     

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