News Opinions & Features March 30, 2016 at 02:21 pm

Wish List: Four Virtues Every African President Needs to Display

Charles Ayitey | Contributor

Charles Ayitey March 30, 2016 at 02:21 pm

March 30, 2016 at 02:21 pm | News, Opinions & Features

Nelson Mandela is best remembered for waging an anti-apartheid revolution in South Africa (Photo: www.macleans.ca)

Nelson Mandela is best remembered for waging an anti-apartheid revolution in South Africa (Source: www.macleans.ca)

Standing for the ideology of the people:Former South African President Nelson Mandela is best known for this political virtue. Back in the day when South Africa was struck by the horrors of apartheid and racial discrimination, the African nationalist and democratic socialist took it upon himself to not only wage a revolution to dismantle the shackles of apartheid but also to fight for the rights of blacks while he practiced law (between 1943-1949). Although his anti-apartheid revolution incited fierce protests that led to his imprisonment for 27 years, Mandela still chose to fight for the beliefs and dignity of his people. Africa needs more Mandelas!

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