Nelson mandela forgive but not forget
Quote by Nelson Mandela: “We forgive but not forgotten”
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Nelson Mandela Quotes To Inspire Forgiveness and Freedom
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In very recent times its leaders have joined the rest of the world in seeing Mandela him as an almost saintly figure. It went back a long way. After his African National Congress was banned and Mandela was forced underground, he travelled to London in seeking support. After a nationwide campaign of direct action in by the Stop the Seventy Tour campaign of which I was chairman, mounting pressure on cricket bosses forced the previously unthinkable: they cancelled the white South African cricket tour to Britain at the direct request of the Labour Government, but shrilly denounced by Tory leaders. Soon white South Africa was propelled into sporting isolation — banned from competing internationally in rugby, cricket, football, the Olympics and all sports.
Mandela taught us to forgive but to never forget. Nelson Mandela, assisted by his PA, Zelda le Grange at the Saxon Hotel in Johannesburg.
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To Forgive But Not Forget (Lim'Chol V'Lo Lishkoach)
I, like countless millions of others, am today mourning the death and celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela. Madiba has great personal meaning for me and has been a profound influence on my life. It was through the anti apartheid movement in the s when I first became politicised, immersing myself in South African politics and learning about the struggle for a free society. I spent many a day on protest marches and the hour picket of the South African embassy. The anti apartheid movement showed me the power and the horrors of collective political action. The ridiculous rows over who was a Trotskyite and who was a Marxist was symptomatic of the worst aspects of identity politics that bedevilled social justice campaigns for a decade. I learnt a lot from those years of activism, in particular that we may have differences, but we are far stronger when we put them aside and focus on what unites us.
Nelson Mandela was already 75 when he became President in , and relied heavily on his deputy, Thabo Mbeki, for the running of the day-to-day business of government. To many he appeared more like a constitutional monarch than a chief executive. He continued to preach the gospel of reconciliation, not least to the Afrikaners. He went to see ex-President Botha, who took advantage of the occasion to warn him against Communists. He took tea with Betsy Verwoerd, the widow of Hendrik Verwoerd, the intellectual builder of apartheid.
Nelson Mandela showed what is possible for our world and within each one of us — if we believe, dream and work together. Let us continue each day to be inspired by his lifelong example and his call to never cease working for a better and more just world. His words to the General Assembly in still resonates today. Susan December 6, at am No words can express the loss I feel, but in spite of this, am thankful to God for giving us a true gem of our times. A man who inspired selfless love and sacrifice for his people in a humble and quiet way.