We lost a hero today after a long battle with health issues at the age of 95. Nelson Mandela was a President, a statesman, a prisoner but most importantly a humanist. He served 27 years in prison to fight segregation and raise up against the white minority in South Africa. Mandela was one of the most powerful and inspirational men that ever lived and he claimed that he used the power of sports to unite people.
Let’s take a look at some of his achievements. He opened Africa’s first black law firm, he stopped a civil war with reason and peace, he educated the youth instead of finishing his college degree, he became the first black president in S. Africa, and finally he ended the apartheid.
Mandela died today at 1:50 pm EST surrounded by friends and family in his house outside Johannesburg. Rest in peace to the father of South Africa.