There are few people that you’ve never met personally that affect you the way Mandela did. It’s people like him that made black people reality not a dream or a hope, but just that, a reality. That we can walk, talk and breathe. We can fight peacefully and achieve. He changed the way white people looked at black people but more importantly he made black people look at themselves differently. And for that I am forever grateful. He passed away 5th of December from lung infection. He was surrounded with family and his death was announced by president Jacob Zuma. He was imprisoned for 27 years for what he believed in, he lived to 95 years old but remains forever a legend.