Nelson Mandela

The death of Nelson Mandela has saddened the whole world. Having visited Robben Island, where he was imprisoned for many long years…you realise the dignity, spirit and strength of the man and his quest for human rights, peace and tolerance. Hearing that we were from Ireland, the guides congratulated us on Ireland’s anti- apartheid stance and the courage of the Dunne’s Stores strikers who had refused to handle South African goods at that time.
So it is wonderful to see Mary Manning and some of the other Dunne’s strikers taking part in Nelson Mandela’s Funeral and the Commemorations of the great man’s life in South Africa. As the world says goodbye to Madiba…it is important that his message of ‘togetherness’ is not forgotten.