Commemorating the life of Nelson Mandela

I joined the march and commemoration for Nelson Mandela at the Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre in Liverpool, yesterday (Sunday 15th December).

I was deeply moved by the profound sense of loss across the community.

The speakers were inspiring, particularly the contributions from ANC member Shirley Mashiane-Talbot and from Dave Evans who was imprisoned on Robben Island with Nelson Mandela.

I visited Robben Island some years ago, and was shown around by the guides who had been imprisoned there under the apartheid regime.

That visit made a lasting impact on me.

The legacy of this great man, in defeating injustice and creating harmony out of conflict, must live on.