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BBC Defends Mandela Coverage Against 1,000 Loons Who Complained About It

by | 9th, December 2013


IT is only when important figures die that you start to reflect and realise what you had before your eyes all this time. In Nelson Mandela, we had a Martin Luther King Jr. We had a Gandhi. We had a Malcolm X. Of course, these people were divisive, but everyone should applaud what they aimed to do stop unfair, inhumane treatment of people who aren’t white.

To some Mandela was a terrorist. To most, he was a man who defied a racist regime, went to prison and stayed strong in his belief to do the right thing and, inexplicably, he managed it. Apartheid, initially a ghettoisation of people, dressed up all cuddly by White Supremacists as ‘helping us all to be better neighbours’ rather than ‘Hey! Black guy! Whitey will have where you’re stood, ’til the horizon, thanks! And we’ll kill you if you complain!’, was lead by Mandela and the whole world rejoiced because he never gave up in his quest to end segregation.

On top of all that, since his release, he never once guilt-tripped a soul. He got into power and welcomed everyone with open arms. It was a show of remarkable constraint. He wanted to heal and knew he was just about the best person to give South Africa a shot at it.

What a wonderful man, we all thought, as we reflected on his passing; 95-years-old, an incredible life and a wonderful goal. Nelson Mandela is not like other human beings. His legacy outstanding, his person, remarkable.

And here we are, with BBC News director James Harding having

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