What does it take to make a difference? What does it take to make a real difference? It takes extraordinary courage.
Nelson Mandela, leader, freedom fighter, global ambassador, elder statesman, father of a nation, transformer, and past president, died leaving a legacy of uncompromisable love for peaceful resolves for himself, his nation and for those that will carry his legacy.
It has been said that history records April 27, 1994 as the beginning of beginnings. In 1990, upon the release of Dr. Mandela from prison, it only took four years to underscore the transformation South Africa and its people, would undergo that would in turn, change the nation forever.
For the first time in South African history citizens of all races were able to vote. Nelson Mandela, after being incarcerated for 27 years, was elected by an overwhelming majority, as South Africa’s first black president.
As we mourn the death of Nelson Mandela, we will always remember and never forget him as a stalwart leader, emancipator, peacemaker and diplomat! His resolve was to love his country in service to all of its citizens, as well as leave a lasting legacy for his beloved country.
On behalf of County Impact, we join the world in mourning the passing while celebrating the life and legacy of former president Nelson Mandela.