During an elaborate interview on Sunday, Former Prime Minister of Canada, Brian Mulroney, affirmed that South Africa has a bright future “because of the tremendous legacy” left behind by Nelson Mandela. Mr. Mulroney stressed that as long as the people of that country keep his message of love, hope and reconciliation alive. Mr. Mandela passed away on Thursday at the age of 95.
Upon inquiry if Mandela’s death would endanger South Africa’s inexperienced democracy, Mulroney boldly replied ‘no.’ He explained that “I think the roots that Nelson Mandela sowed are deep enough or secure enough for South Africans to realize that what he wanted for them was happiness, prosperity, education, healthcare.” Mr. Mulroney added that “we wanted a better life for them, he wanted freedom, and you get that in these circumstances by building a new country and not by fighting with your neighbours or fighting with people on the basis of race or religion within. So I’m confident about the future because of the tremendous legacy that he left.”