Horrible news tonight as we hear that Nelson Mandela, “The Father of South Africa”, has died.
I don’t know who the father of Scotland is, but I bet the bastard doesn't pay child support.
It took 27 years to get Mandela out of prison despite massive worldwide support. Indeed much of Africa is still on hunger strike.
In 1990, while in jail, Mandela was awarded the Freedom of the City of Glasgow. He said “No thanks, I’m fine on Robben Island”.
He also won the Nobel Piece Prize. I guess 27 years in prison forces a man to learn to make a good sandwich.
Long Walk to Freedom is one of the most famous books ever written - but how good can the autobiography of a man in prison for 27 years be? “Mbeki got shanked in the showers again and Tbalo is still walking like John Wayne”.
As president of the ANC we have him to thank for such great programming as Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead.
His achievements are also commemorated across the world. There’s a bridge named after him in Johannesburg, a garden in Leeds, a statue in London, and a tower block in Only Fools and Horses.
And of course, thanks to people like him and Rosa Parks fighting against segregation, I am allowed to sit up the back of the bus and blast some GBX.
I’d like to end this by saying rest in peace - to all the innocent people killed in terrorist actions carried out by people like Nelson Mandela.
History is full of great men and women who have changed the world, even in the worst of circumstances, without resorting to violence - Nelson Mandela is not one of them and therefore he gets little respect from me.