Daily cup of Jo.
My earlier friends will know that the South African struggle for freedom from apartheid has always been a very big deal to me, and inspired Christopher, my hero in African Me & Satellite TV. At the very pinnacle of my list of the greatest people who have ever lived is Nelson Mandela. The news that he is spending his fourth day in hospital with a lung infection came as quite a shock, and totally blocked out all thoughts of writing or editing today. I’m mainly just remembering.
It never occurred to me that he wouldn’t always be around. But he’s ninety four years old, and nobody gets to live forever. Still – right now I can’t shake the sensation of a very large rock in my belly. When I lived in Cape Town, a while after his release from prison, I was late for a meeting, and getting more…
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