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16 December 2017 07:15 (South Africa)
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Madiba week: The lessons his sacrifice taught us, part IV

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    Jay Naidoo

    Jay Naidoo is founding General Secretary of Cosatu, former Minister in Mandela Government and former Chair of GAIN, a Global Foundation Fighting malnutrition in the World. You can also visit his Facebook Page or www.jaynaidoo.org.

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Even if we did our 67 minutes of service on Wednesday, in all likelihood, we ticked it off a to do list and went back to our lives when it was over. We should remember, however, that that’s the one thing Nelson Mandela never did. Video courtesy of JAY NAIDOO.

Instalment four of our Nelson Mandela video series features the establishment of Umkhonto we Sizwe and Madiba’s appointment as Commander-in-Chief.

He further goes on to discuss the infamous Rivonia Trial. We gain insight to the real risk and possibility of death he and his comrades faced. He shares his trepidation and the intimidation he battled with, but he inspires us all with his unrelenting resolve as he stood his ground in the face of the illegitimacy of Apartheid. DM

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These are extracts from conversations with prominent leaders, recorded by the VNS/AFRAVISION video collective. Photo by Reuters.

  • Jay Naidoo
    Jay-Naidoo-column-3.jpg
    Jay Naidoo

    Jay Naidoo is founding General Secretary of Cosatu, former Minister in Mandela Government and former Chair of GAIN, a Global Foundation Fighting malnutrition in the World. You can also visit his Facebook Page or www.jaynaidoo.org.

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