The passing of Nelson Mandala yesterday was one of the most significant event in history and one which nobody could possibly ignore. An iconic anti-apartheid leader, he spent his formative years fighting hard for human rights and equality. Throughout the years of opposing the apartheid regime, he taught us valuable lessons - that no man should be penalised for the colour of his skin or for the circumstances into which he was born.
He fought not only for the people of South Africa, but also for those who struggle for freedom, justice and equality anywhere in the world. Similarly, his demise is not only a huge loss for South Africa, but for the entire world.
He was the epitome of all that is good in humanity.
I sincerely hope that his legacy will continue to inspire future generations, to put human rights and equality before political gain.