- Posted December 7, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Nelson Mandela: Your memories
EITHER MANDELA WAS A BAD TEACHER OR ELSE HE HAD SUBSTANDRAD STUDENTS
DEAR WORLD, as we celebrate while mourning Nelson Mandela’s Death; we’re summoned not only to ask ourselves questions, but also try to find answers to them. In silence, before the man is put in his lasting house – I call upon the entire world to think about this, to take decisions as we aim at shaping the future of this while redefining ourselves.
Yesterday, I heard some words of praise from our leaders especially here in Uganda; it then took my entire night thinking about this; my president, Mr. Museveni spent 5yrs in the bush and now 27yrs in POWER; Nelson Mandela spent 27yrs prison, but 5yrs in POWER and relinquished it.
Look at this!
While in last years in prison, my President had come into POWER; he came out and found my President in POWER; he became president while my president was in POWER; Mandela relinquished power and left my president in POWER; Mandela has died and my president is still in POWER; -- DO YOU THINK, I NEED TO ASK YOU A QUESTION NOW? – IMAGINE!!!!!!!! Do you think African Rulers have the moral authority to share their life lessons about Mandela with the world? What did they learn from HIM? Did president Zuma learn something from Mandela?
This has made me ask myself, was Nelson Mandela a BAD TEACHER or he had BAD STUDENTS? I mean, look, no one in Africa even in his own country is at least close to HIM in terms of beliefs and values. I read about Mandela’s statement about George W. Bush Jr., when he said, “I don’t want to talk to him, but his father because he won’t understand.” He said that boldly; one day he made a controversial statement about President Bill Clinton, when they asked Clinton to say something about it, he said, “that’s what makes him Mandela.” When the world put an embargo on Libya, Mandela defied it and flew to Libya. Now, more questions;
• Do we have any leader in Africa or in the world whose death can mean everything to the entire world?
• Was MANDELA too special?
• Why is it that, no one especially here on the African Continent even tries not to be a Mandela but to do his deeds?
• If none, where do they get the moral authority to praise him when they learnt nothing from him?
My conclusion is; Either Mandela was a Bad Teacher or He had substandard students who did not qualify to attend his moral class.
What do you think?