In the coming days and weeks, countless words will be written and spoken about Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president and anti-apartheid hero, who has died peacefully at the age of 95. His immense influence cannot be overstated. He fought against white-minority rule with the African National Congress, a fight for which he sacrificed his personal freedom, spending 27 years imprisoned. A huge part of Mandela’s success and popularity as a statesman was his charisma, wisdom and his way with words.
Here, Grazia looks back at ten of his most remarkable quotes...
Read journalist Karen Bartlett's piece on the life of Nelson Mandela here.
By Christina Quaine