Yesterday was Mandela Day, which is a worldwide celebration of Nobel Peace Laureate and former South African President, Nelson Mandela’s life and political legacy. And in Durban, Manchester United chief Sir Alex Ferguson joined South African politicians and athletes in sending greetings to Nelson Mandela for his 94th birthday.
The day before, the Old Trafford manager spoke of Nelson Mandela’s achievements and impact. Sir Alex Ferguson: “The impact he has made in South Africa is huge. The thing that strikes me most of all is that there is no bitterness about him. After what he endured and suffered, he has no bitterness. You have to be special to do that, to put that to one side and try and get on with your life and try and influence this country in a massive way. I remember when he spoke in Monaco after we won the Treble. Honestly, the hairs on the back of my neck were standing up. The speech he made was unbelievable.”
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