In 2004 I had the honor and outstanding privilege to meet Madiba personnally for an hour. As I was not really Aware of the upcoming meeting I just got out of a flight from Germany to Johannesburg when my phone rang. My business partners told me to hurry up as I had an important meeting in 2 hours. When I replied and asked to reschedule as I was really tired the just said: You do not reschedule a meeting with the person you are going to meet. So I was ready as advised. He welcomed us personnally at the door although he already had some problems walking. We were joind by John Kani, the actor, and George Bizos, his long time friend and attorney. What followed were the most interesting 60 minutes of my life. with the most interesting man this world has had for many years. He was gentle, funny, extremely well informed and a personality that one could almost physically feel. Meeting him has made my life much easier to live and has made me change myself to be a lot more patient and to be there for people around me. Regardless of the circumstances.....
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