Mandela’s death ends Africa’s liberation struggle
Nelson Mandela’s stature and personality left little room for other sentiments other than those of profound admiration and gratitude. He ranked among the best of African liberation leaders.
Mandela’s statement in court 1964 was one the most inspiring statements for my generation, while his life imprisonment was a major reversal for African nationalism.
His release in 1990 began the final chapter in Africa’s liberation struggle. It also spurred the struggle for democracy that was being wedged throughout the continent.
Mandela was the one individual of and to whom it can be said the African continent was unanimously proud and infinitely grateful.