Others can write better tributes. This song came out a couple of weeks ago for a new Mandela biopic.
I came to political awareness and consciousness around the time of (largely) the Left in this country opposing apartheid, I remember the attempt to boycott South African goods, the ‘rebel’ sporting tours etc etc. Then I remember watching live, the moment he came out of jail and the subsequent grace and dignity with which he led his country and refused to hate. A sad loss. Only once in a lifetime do we see this kind of figure.