Is Mandela's legacy misused in public discourse?

"What would Mandela do?" often crops up in public discourse and debate, prompting questions about its relevance.

702's Azania Mosaka spoke to freelance journalist Louise Ferreira, who recently wrote about how former president Nelson Mandela's name is used to stiffle debate.

Listen to the conversation below:

I have nothing but respect and admiration - and gratitude - for Nelson Mandela and his legacy. But for various reasons, asking what he would do in any particular situation is a terrible argument.

Louise Ferreira, freelance journalist

This article first appeared on 702 : Is Mandela's legacy misused in public discourse?


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