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Mandela Balls: John Simpson Says Nelson Mandela’s Death Makes Him Feel Like ‘An Orphan’

by | 8th, December 2013

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NELSON Mandela is dead. The world salutes a lost leader. And we ask that only South Africans call him Madiba. And then John Simpson types his tribute to the man:

The BBC reporter softens readers up before the pic last line:

I listed him as a hero in my examination for Cambridge, and when I got there in 1963 I found someone had painted “FREE NELSON MANDELA” in huge white letters on a wall that I had to pass every morning on my way to lectures. It caused a scandal at the time: graffiti was still frowned on in the early 1960s.

Nowadays, graffiti on Cambridge walls is fine. Go for it.

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