A fresh-faced 18 year old asked in the 1980s why the students’ union bar at the university was named ‘Mandela’s Bar’ and “Who is this Mandela chap anyway?”
Somebody told her.
That 18 year old was me – well what was I to know? Up until going to uni, I wasn’t interested in the news or the world at large, so didn’t have a clue.
RIP Mr Mandela – there was great joy when you were released from prison and now great sadness that you have gone.