The world remembers Nelson Mandela

December 5 marks the passing of global icon Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela - South Africa's first democratically elected president.

As the world remembers the statesman, who passed away aged 95 two years ago, there are deep divisions in the country about Madiba's legacy.

Some South Africans have even raised concerns about Mandela's name being misused in public discourse.

Meanwhile, The Nelson Mandela Centre for Memory has planned several events to celebrate the life of the man whose passing is said to have left the world a poorer place.

Mandela spent 27 years in prison after the Rivonia Treason Trial which saw the imprisonment of many political leaders.


This article first appeared on 702 : The world remembers Nelson Mandela


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