The State of the Madiba Nation

Twenty years ago today Nelson Mandela was released after serving 27 years in prison. Zapiro, as always, is the most elequent in his praise of the old man.

Jacob Zuma will deliver his State of the Nation address tonight, in part in honour of the service and leadership of  Rohlihlala, in part to stand briefly in the aura of the respect and love the great man still commands.

One thought on “The State of the Madiba Nation

  1. Perhaps Thabo Mbeki (and our current global light Hu Jintao) might have been dour enough not to “stand briefly in the aura of the respect and love the great man still commands”, but I rather think that most politicians, including Obama, would have loved the opportune (and opportunistic) moment (if somewhat frightened by the presence of the old man himself).

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