Sidenote:Can we just talk about that photo up top first? It’s actually quite old, taken in the time where digital was not even around, so the quality is a bit dodge – as are the rest of the pics. And yet, I find it still as breathtaking as I did all those years ago when I first saw it. It became one of my top 5 favourite iconic shots of Nelson Mandela. And I believe it won an Argus Photography award back in the day too. And for good reason, I think. And my opinion is not at all influenced by the fact that I know those people in it…
A couple of years ago, in honour of Madiba Day, I innocently posted a pic of myself and my cousin all
squashed together on her couch with Madiba, along with how this legend of man inspired me. And
then, the questions started to pour in about how this photo came about. Many also encouraged me
to blog about it, and whilst I cherish that day, I’m too sure about that, as there is a far more interesting story behind it all that has nothing to do with me.
Don’t get me wrong, the day I met and got to spend the afternoon with him was incredible and
forever emblazed in my mind, and the wisdom imparted by him to me, stays with me to this day. However, there is a far more intriguing side to it all that I’d love to share with you… I’d like to introduce you to my cousin, Heidi Manus, the very reason I got to meet our former President.
Heidi is a no-nonsense woman and an Continue reading