The end of the long walk… and freedom

President Bill Clinton with Nelson Mandela, Ju...

Nelson Mandela, affectionately known as Madiba, has finally reached the end of his long walk. And what a walk it was.

Every single tribute that I’ve read from around the world speaks with great admiration of a man among men. And truly he was; his minor faults of little consequence in a vast sea of achievement.

Tata, may you finally find the freedom that has eluded you for all these years since your release from incarceration, surrounded by self-serving comrades. Among all the world’s politicians, hardly any one has embraced the values and wisdom you inspired, in becoming a true statesman. But that was never your fault – bad politicians continue to thrive because good people continue to mollycoddle them.

However many ordinary people do take inspiration from your life, and for that we are all thankful. Rest in peace.