All the leaders of the world will celebrate Mandela’s greatness today. We must be grateful to him for the extraordinary lessons that he taught the world. He suffered and fought for ending apartheid, he struggled to establish democracy through dialogue. He succeeded in being a great President for South Africa, a respected and inspirational political leader for the whole world, a champion for anti-discrimination, social justice and solidarity.
But his greatest lesson has been that of dignity, human dignity above all.
As many other countries, South Africa may face difficult times in the future, but Madiba’s legacy will give your country the powerful strength to overcome the problems.
PSI stands with you today to mourn the loss of Madiba, but will be with you tomorrow to keep his lessons alive.