Thabo Mbeki: "Let Us All Own and Make the Legacy of Mandela Our Own" (Plus: Podcast)
“Let us all own and make the legacy of Mandela our own. That way, we will never go wrong,” Thabo Mbeki said last night at a memorial held for Nelson Mandela in Midrand. Matuma Letsoalo from the Mail & Guardian reports that Mbeki dismissed fears that racial tension will take over, commenting that, “There is something to say about how the rest of us were involved and the rest of us are not going to allow this to happen because Madiba is gone.”
Mbeki paid tribute to Mandela’s generation for their sacrifices and said that leaders need to remember the value of serving the people, rather than themselves.
Former president Thabo Mbeki has dismissed suggestions that the country was headed for racial tensions following Nelson Mandela’s death.
He was speaking during a memorial service for former president Nelson Mandela at the Calvary Methodist church in Midrand on Wednesday night.
Mbeki also spoke to Mandy Wiener on Talk Radio 702 about Mandela’s passing:
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