Uzoechi Nwagbara

Andile Mngxitama's piece, , is supposed to hold a mirror up to the struggles of Nelson Mandela and the nature of his statesmanship on the African continent - and the world at large, but rather than do that, it foreshadows an antinomy of a sort: what is wrong with the present crop of African leaders. Though a good piece, it does not point a flambeau to the way of moving South Africa from the doldrums of national asphyxiation, which Mandela's essence epitomises.

Wole Soyinka's reference more