SUDAFRICA AFTER MANDELA

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If you happen to pass by the parties in Johannesburg, Pretoria or Porth Elizabet (a small town near the Cape) udireste rise unanimous opinion that reads something like this: “Madiba has done his way, let him go in peace.”
Now, for the uninitiated, is the name Madiba who take senior members of the Xhosa clan from which former South African President Nelson Mandela and former Nobel Prize for Peace. While in the hospital for a lung infection, the South Africans and the media around the world believe it is now his hour and it would be fair, according to the widespread opinion that their national hero gently pass to a better life. But what I wonder is, from simple external observers is: which of the two Mandela want to let go, the simple man or Legend? The commander of the armed wing of the ANC (Umkhonto we Sizwe that of which he was co-founder) and violent resistance or the one who has donated to South Africa throughout his exceptional ability to reconcile encouraging unity, forgiveness and trust in mankind even though white? We want to say goodbye to the man who according to many was a political figure, a puppet which delegated decisions to his deputy Thabo Mbeki or the one who ferried his country towards democracy?
Whatever judgment Mandela will certainly portrayed as a great man but, in fact, a man. It is neither a myth nor a “secular saint” (Alex Perry called him well on Time). The inability to discuss the actions and policies undertaken in his life should not be an obstacle to the fight against unemployment but they must stop those who, speculating on his behalf, makes bad choices. as his party, the ANC who is accused of rich and think only its own advantage. Someone said that we are dwarfs on the shoulders of giants, we’ll see if South Africa will stand above Mandela.

01/072013 Moment Media Ethics

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