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Mandela̢۪s legacy on national unity



NELSON Mandela taught the world the value of reconciliation, even with the worst adversary, for the greater good of the nation. Mandela fought the brutal white minority rule of South Africa. The struggle for equality and human dignity in his youth was brutally suppressed with bullets. The non-white citizens were treated inhumanely. Mandela was tortured and exiled in a remote island and imprisoned with hard labour and solitary confinement. Three decades of torture, oppression and brutal killing of innocent protestors continued, with Mandela in prison. Eventually with Mandela’s wisdom to deal with the oppressors and his skilful negotiating ability with his captors, he was released after 27 years of imprisonment and he achieved the freedom, human dignity and equal voting rights for his people. He promised his oppressors not to exact revenge for their heinous crimes. Mandela made his African National Congress to integrate all the people of South Africa for the greater good of the country. He could have rightfully taken revenge and prosecuted perpetrators of the brutal crimes but instead he found it is better to forgive for the sake of the unity of the nation.
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