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Friday, December 6, 2013

Stirring New Brunswick Tribute To Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, who died last night at the age of 95 after suffering from a prolonged lung infection, being honoured in the Legislature by Hampton-Kings MLA Bev Harrison.

Harrison describes going to Robin Island, where Mandela was incarcerated for 27 years, and seeing the blinding white rocks the leader was forced to hack away at. Mandela refused to use the dark glasses his captors provided, meaning his eyesight failed later in life.

Harrison says Mandela had every reason to hate, yet he taught the world how to forgive.