Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Summary by NELSON ROLIHLAHLA MANDELA

It is about the struggle of independence of South-Africa where Mandela was about to swear as the first black president. South Africa was becoming a newly born democratic country and he took an oath as the first black president.

Many dignitaries from different countries had come to be the part of that most momentous day. In his speech Mandela showed his gratitude for all the dignitaries and promised his people that his country would never ever experience the repression of one by another.

Democracy had been established in South Africa and a government of no prejudice had to be established too. Two National Anthems were sung by the people of South Africa to signify the day. Mandela recalled the Boer movement in which Blacks were exploited by Whites.

In life a man has twin obligations, first towards his family, his parents, wife and children and on the other hand towards his country, people and community.

When Mandela became an adult he understood that his freedom was only a misapprehension in fact he was a slave of exploitation. Freedom is obligatory for those who were suppressed in past.

So, Nelson Mandela, the first Black president of South Africa said radiantly that “N ever, never again shall it be that this beau tifulland will again experience the oppression of one by another”.

He pays respect to the freedom fighters like Oliver Tambo, Luthuli, Yusuf Dadoo who were men of rare courage, insight and kindness. He respects the death of thousand of people who gave their lives for the cause of freedom.

He says every man has his duties to his family, to the community and to his country and should perform them with loyalty and honestly.

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