“As a nation, let us jealously guard his legacy. Madiba has given us a special place in the world. Let’s follow his example and improve lives of those who are vulnerable in society.”
Mandela had done extraordinary things and taken extraordinary risks because this was what had to be done.
De Bruyn was one of the women who led the 1956 march to the Union Building to protest against the pass laws.
Mandela died at the age of 95 at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg, on December 5 last year.