gave his life to the liberation of South Africa. He was able to see that the only solution
to his country's problems was to allow all people black and white to live side by side without any segregation, after all
‘all men die and all go to the grave’. There is no greater love than for a person to give up his or her life for
others (Christian Science Monitor) This is what Mandela had done over the years.
He has also shown that to achieve peace and development in Africa, the African must learn that political power is not a monopoly. It must be passed over peacefully. He was not
power hungry. His wisdom lay in his understanding that he is not the only wise person. In many ways, people see him as the
“sage of Africa”
developed his leadership skills in variety of ways in the Diet. Being LDP leader for 5 years, he developed his trust and popularity
over his party. He has developed very strong relationship with his followers to share and achieve his beliefs.