- Written by Ian Mckendrick
Nelson Mandela, veteran campaigner for equality and justice in South Africa has died aged 95. His death will be felt by millions who supported the struggle for freedom from the racist segregation and white minority rule that defined apartheid South African until it’s final collapse.
Mandela was a leader in the fight against the denial of basic human rights and the brutal oppression and exploitation of the black majority in South Africa and was brutally punished for it. His courageous opposition to South Africa’s racist regime in the 1950’s and 1960’s made him a target for state repression.