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SUJAN mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela

“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination” Nelson Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was amongst the most distinguished and popular statesmen of our times. In a world where cynicism about politics and politicians is a social norm, his passing resonates a sense of vacuum and loss marking the end of an era and leaving the world and human politics a less egalitarian place. Mandela was the first black South African to be elected President in a multiracial election and held office from 1994 to 1999. During his tenure as President, Mandela ensured harmony by including proponents of the Apartheid movement – people who had prosecuted him – in his Cabinet. Read More SUJAN mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela »