Madiba: one of the greatest men who ever lived

There will be many words written about Nelson Mandela over the coming days and weeks…indeed in the years to come.

There is nothing I can write that will add to what we know, or feel, about the man who showed us all how to live, how to govern, how to be a human being.Nelson Mandela

I met him, when I was a young Labour councillor and he received the Freedom of the City of Edinburgh. He held my hand. I cried a little.

And I cried a little tonight, on hearing that his life had come to a quiet close.

If only we all had his strength, his dignity, his humility, and most of all his wisdom. The world would be a far, far better place.

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