Cape Town’s official memorial tribute concert, “Nelson Mandela: A life celebrated”, held at the Greenpoint Stadium on Wednesday 11 December. Mandelas famous speech is equ’od:
“I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities,” he said. “It is an ideal for which I hope to live for and to see realized. But, my Lord, if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”
[At the 1964 trial that convicted Nelson Mandela and his co-accused, and sent them to prison for life, he made a statement to the packed courthouse, which he repeated on his release in 1990, after 27 years in detention].