Today the world has lost one of its greatest real-life heroes; Nelson Mandela, a man of great spirit, a symbol of hope and an influential figure in the struggle against racism. His legacies reach far beyond the borders of his native South Africa and there is no doubt his ideas of equality and peace will continue to inspire many generations to come. I can only say that I am honoured to share my lifetime with such a powerful icon, politician and freedom fighter.
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”