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Ferguson Recalls Meeting Mandela

Sir Alex Ferguson Recalls Meeting Nelson Mandela

By Keegan Kruger - Oct 11, 2017 05:45 PM @KeeganKruger

Legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson recently recalled the time he first met the late Nelson Mandela during the Red Devils' first tour of South Africa in 1993.

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The Scot, who met Madiba on a few occasions, was at the launch of a campaign for a statue of the South African statesman to be erected in Glasgow when he spoke of the first time he met the great leader, explaining why Madiba holds such a special place in his heart.

"(It lasted) 20 minutes, but for me, it lasted a lifetime, it was fantastic," Ferguson said, as quoted by The Sun.

"The remarkable thing about Nelson Mandela was his complete lack of bitterness at being imprisoned for 27 years.

"You have to be special to put to one side what he endured and suffered for over a quarter of a century and then go on to lead his country to democracy and influence his people in such a massive way."

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Are you surprised at the amount of respect Sir Alex has for Madiba? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND3 Joined: 06 Oct 2017
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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND3 Oct 12, 2017 05:22 PM
THE LACK OF BITTERNESS COMES FROM THE FACT THAT HE WAS NEVER IMPRISONED FOR THAT 27YRS TO START WITH #NWO
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Michaeltshigama Oct 12, 2017 02:07 PM
@Ntsika239, truth hurts n i can see that ur an ANC member or a supporter but yo party failed the masses
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Gazankulu26 Oct 11, 2017 10:57 PM
8,ta
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thasbu@143 Oct 11, 2017 08:56 PM
Yeah right...esyh!!! It takes a lot to suppress the emotions... and show complete humanity
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Faysal Oct 11, 2017 08:24 PM
In palestine there is mandela statue
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tsekos Oct 11, 2017 08:24 PM
True leader indeed
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Ntsika239 Oct 11, 2017 08:22 PM
@Michaeltshigama who r u to disrespect such an icon? Madiba talked about nationalisation but it was not his job only, the man was in his 80's already old, he gave u a foundation n since then u heard him saying those words, war have u done to build on tat foundation so far to nationalise?
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Sir A one Oct 11, 2017 08:22 PM
The great Nelson R. M . n The great Sir Alex F.
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Tjatja Oct 11, 2017 07:50 PM
I'm not surprised cz i hv noticed that this editor is an ANC supporter & he want to advertise his ANC here
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Michaeltshigama Oct 11, 2017 07:33 PM
We have 52% unemployment rate now as we speak n i think cowditor should stop telling us about this sellout, furthermore while he was in prison he spoke about nationalization n after prison prison he also spoke about nationalization but did he nationalized?
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Michaeltshigama Oct 11, 2017 07:29 PM
Madiba negotiated for him n his cronies to become rich n while the masses becomes more poorer n who in his family is poor along with his predecessors families?
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Michaeltshigama Oct 11, 2017 07:27 PM
Ferguson recalls meeting a sellout n i don't know why this guy is being worshipped like that coz ANC has failed South Africans big time n some of SL bloggers will criticize me for telling the truth, if some of the bloggers if they don't know how unemployment rate is rite now surely they'd agree with me
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BenZambrotta Oct 11, 2017 06:50 PM
Madiba the great!
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nmatshediso Oct 11, 2017 06:05 PM
I'm glad too I've seen Mandela with my own eyes....

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