Celebrating Nelson Mandela

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela. Upon his release, he addressed a massive crowd at the Grand Parade from the City Hall in Cape Town.  I wasn’t old enough to understand or remember the gravity of the moment. Recently  I’ve been very busy at work. But, I still felt I needed to post something in honour of the day and the sacrifices made by Nelson Mandela. After all, he chose to be a peacemaker despite spending 27 years in prison simply because he fought for racial equality. The photo below is of the President next to a statue of Nelson  Mandela.

President Cyril Ramaphosa
President Cyril Ramaphosa standing next to the statue of Nelson Mandela
Campaigns to free Nelson Mandela were widespread. This was issued by an anti-apartheid newspaper at the time
Campaigns to free Nelson Mandela were widespread. This was issued by an anti-apartheid newspaper at the time

 

I got to witness part of South Africa’s current president’s speech live. And he spoke about how South Africans helped free Nelson Mandela through continuously protesting and never forgetting him. Right now South Africa is facing many socio-economic challenges and I hope we can all come together and somehow find our fighting spirit to once again free ourselves.

Cape Town City Hall where Nelson Mandela addressed the crowd upon his release
Cape Town City Hall where Nelson Mandela addressed the crowd upon his release
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Nelson Mandela and Winni Madikizela-Mandela upon his release, Image source: https://www.iol.co.za/capeargus/news/plans-to-mark-30th-anniversary-of-nelson-mandelas-prison-release-42199001

Read more about Nelson Mandela’s release: https://www.sahistory.org.za/dated-event/nelson-mandela-free

Thank you for reading and please feel free to comment.

Happy travels!

Nikkidiscovers xx

7 Comments

  1. Globetrotting Grandpa says:

    Hi, Nikki, I’m sharing this with my reader’s at Globetrotting Grandpa with full acknowledgment

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    1. Thank you so very much I really appreciate this and hope you have a lovely day.

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      1. Globetrotting Grandpa says:

        my pleasure. Love your posts

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        1. Thanks again this one was done in the bus on my way home so your compliment means a lot.

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  2. Globetrotting Grandpa says:

    Reblogged this on Globetrotting Grandpa and commented:
    My friend Nikki from Nikkidiscovers has a great post of the Nelson Mandela celebration in Cape Town, South Africa. Marking the 30th anniversary of his release from prison.

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  3. What a great moment to witness a tribute to a great man 🙂

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    1. Yes it was and I was at work luckily I got to stand there for a bit and witness the celebration. Thank you for your comment.

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