tribute hugh masekela

In my mind's eye, Nelson Mandela will always be the symbol of a wondrous human being. He undertook to carry an entire oppressed nations aspiration's to the supposedly invincible racist fortresses of apartheid and stood at the forefront of his people's onslaught in the final hours of breaking down the fortress walls.

Love, compassion, forgiveness, honesty, dedication and courage are his real names.

I don't know any stand-up comics who can match his prowess to have one laughing and rolling on the floor with his funny but deeply philosophical stories.

The gods of Africa have smiled on almost all of the dreams that he has cherished for humanity's hopes.

I will forever carry an intensely deep and unconditional love for Nelson Mandela.