Ugandans Speak Out On Mandela's Legacy


store geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Nelson Mandela was once a president of South Africa who led for 5 years and later left power saying that it was time for others to take over.

Mandela is well known among African countries for being a peace maker and a reconciler.

Musa Bogere, a driver in Old Taxi Park has praised Mandela for “being a good leader who led South Africa in peace and emphasised harmony and unity among the nationals. He also fought against racial segregation which was practiced by the whites on the black”.

Isaac Mukisa, another driver in Old Taxi Park said that “African leaders should take Mandela’s life as a good example and put up a term limit where every leader leads for only 5 years and leaves for others as Mandela did and make sure that the constitution is respected and protected”.

Sarah Namubiru, a vendor, says that “Mandela was one of the patriotic men in Africa who had a spirit of nationalism and fought for peace and harmony among the people of South Africa which he practiced in with all his heart. I urged fellow African Leaders to take up his example”.

Junior Kabito, a driver, says that “for Africa to develop, we need people like Mandela who can serve others before serving themselves. Leaders should take up his example and avoid being greedy or overstaying in power”.

Sanyu Atim, a vender on Luwum Street, says that “it will be difficult to replace such a person. I thank God for Mandela’s life”.

These Kampalans join millions and millions of people across the world who are still celebrating the passing of world’s most revered icon.

Nelson Mandela passed on Thursday night after a long lung infection.

His body will stay in Pretoria for three days before the funeral to be held in Qunu, his home village in Eastern Cape on December 15.


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