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A colossus in our midst

Jews comprised a remarkable proportion of the whites who participated in the anti-apartheid campaign.

Portraits of South Africa’s former president Nelson Mandela, painted by O. J. Zwane, in Soweto, 2010
There is an incident in Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, “Long Walk To Freedom,” which is seemingly inconsequential, yet symbolizes the caliber of leadership of a political giant whose aura bestrode the world.

It encapsulates the qualities which enabled Mandela to emerge from his humble beginnings in an obscure village, refuse to be shackled by a grotesque social and political system and rise to become one of the genuine statesmen of the 20th century.

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