Africans are celebrating Nelson Mandela seven years postmortem

Africa has been significantly shaped. by the charisma, principles and politics of its leaders. There are many African leaders that have impacted the continent on many levels, but the former president and anti-apartheid leader, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela eclipses them all. The South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999 before stepping down to continue a life in retirement as an elder statesman. Madela was the country’s first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election.

On a fresh Twitter trend, users are remembering Nelson Mandela today on his birthday, and sharing how much impact the leader has had on South Africa and across the globe.

Drawing attention on his 30 year fight with to free Black South Africans from the horrors of Apartheid, Twitter users express that Mandela’s activism is a model every contemporary freedom fighter should strive to emulate. They used his legacy as a platform to discuss the current injustices against black people and the revolution that is challenging discrimination.

Others went further to share some of his famous quotes, highlighting the good work that Mandela had championed in Africa and the revolutionary ideas he shared across the globe.

Nelson Mandela has been a source of inspiration for many, not just Africans. As the world remembers him today, many are using social media to promote the values that Mandela defined his life, activism and presidency by.

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