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Churlish Howard Praises Mandela’s Capacity To Forgive

Prime Minister Howard, the man who can fall to any occasion, has praised former South African President Nelson Mandela.

Speaking in Durban, Howard said:

Mandela, I think I have said before, is one of the most impressive people I have met in life and I think it’s a remarkable tribute to mankind’s capacity to forgive that a person who could have lost 27 years of his life in detention without, in the eyes of some, a proper process and the sort of appalling conditions in which he was imprisoned can complete the transition that he completed is an extraordinary thing. I think it’s also fair to say that De Klerk did make a contribution.

Note the qualification contained in the phrase in the eyes of some.

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