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    Posted December 9, 2013 by
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    I shook Madiba;s hand

     
    I was one of the director of a Portuguese Association called "Portuguese Professionals and Entrepreneurs of South Africa" . In 1992 we invited Madiba as guest speaker to our annual fundraiser.
    When he finished his speech, he and his bodyguards walked past my table. I stood up and asked if I'could shake his hand. We shook hands and all he said to me was - "vote for the ANC" and of course I didn't have a camera :-(
    I will never forget his kind voice.
    R.I.P. Tata

    BTW I didn't vote for the ANC
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