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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.

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A Word About President Mandela

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In reading his quotes and knowing about his life Nelson Mandela was a true leader, statesman and champion for human rights. His life was about creating an equal playing field for everyone in South Africa. One thing about him, he wanted to give rights to the oppressed without taking rights from those who enjoyed them for decades. Mr. Mandela leaves behind a legacy that we should all want to follow. It’s the right thing to set a table for everyone to enjoy all of what God has provided his children. 

In college I knew a man named Kelvin who was from South Africa and he exposed me to Mandela and the African National Congress. It’s that time spent with Kelvin that I grew to understand what it means to bring down systems that oppress people, takes away their basic human needs and to enslave them. I believe the way I do in a small way because Nelson Mandela fought the good fight. 

Comment on Oscar Pistorius

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Oscar Pistorius is the paralympian from South Africa who ran in the 2012 Olympics in London. He has world-wide fame for being a athlete who has overcome lots of challenges to get to where he is today.

Then comes Valentine’s day and he accidentally shoots his girlfriend who he mistakes as a burglar. Reeva Steencamp was a model and TV personality in South Africa who Pistorius had been dating for about four months. We can say this is a case that will be in the media world-world wide for a long time. 

He was granted bail today. Not to sound cynical but its the story of an athlete who at first seems to be getting away with murder because if his celebrity. Much like American footballer OJ Simpson. I know its early in the legal process but it sounds like a lot of dealing is going on to keep him out of prision.