South Africans Mourn the Death, Celebrate the Life of Nelson Mandela

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Since he died yesterday at the age of 95, much of the world has been mourning Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president. Despite 27 years of brutal imprisonment as a suspected "terrorist," he is remembered as the father-figure who liberated a black majority from oppressive white rule and became a champion of racial reconciliation. But, the history is more complicated than that.  We hear different opinions about the man and his legacy.

 

Credits

Guests:
Peter Cox - Voice of America, Zakes Mda - South African novelist and playwright - @ZakesMda, Stan Greenberg - Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research - @StanGreenberg

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Evan George, Sonya Geis, Christian Bordal