Mindyangu ya Mandela na Benjamin Pogrund

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Malwandla ya Mandela

Ndyangu wamina wuve na nkateko wo tiva malwandla ya nkulukumba Mandela. Hi January 1986, nwana wa mina wa jaha, Gideon, a tlangela kuvuya ka yena engomeni (bar mitzvah, hi xi Jew) ari na 13 wa malembe. Andzi vhakele Mandela e khotsweni ra Pollsmoor eka mavhiki nyana lawa yanga hundza naswona andzi nwibyerile hi ta ntirho lowu. U fanele a xaniseke ngopfu kuva a kume phepha ra kahle ro tsalela kona mahungu ya kahle ya kunavelela jaha ra mina Gideon.
Endzhaku ka 4 wa malembe, loko Mandela atava a humile e khotsweni,ndzi nwii bele rinqingho ndziri e London laha ahi tshama kona hinkarhi walowo. Endzhaku kakun’wi amukela eka ntshuxeko ndzi teke rinqingho ndzi nyika nwananga Gideon loyi anga sungula hiku xeweta aku: 'Hello Mr Mandela' — laha kunga hlamula rito rikulu ro enta riku; 'Se iyini swava Mr Mandela? Ndzi vitani malume Nelson.' Leswi swisiye Gideon ari na nwayitelo lowukulu swinene.
Endzhaku, Mandela uye emahlweni a pfuna n’wana wa mina wa nhwenyani Jennifer. Un’wi kotisile kuva a famba nayena eka African presidential planes, hi lembe ra 1991, loko a vhakela West Africa rosungula endzhaku ka 30 wa malembe. Hinkarhi walowo a lava nseketelo kusuka eka vandla ra ANC endzhaku kova a rhete a huma laha Afrika Dzonga. Sweswi se a tekeriwa enhlokweni swinene na swona a tshamela ro xewetiwa himalwandla na nhlonipho.
N’wananga u humelerisile documentary mayelana naku vhaka kayena leyi vitaniwaka, 'The Last Mile: Mandela, Afrika na Xidimokirasi'.Kuna kun’wana laha a voniwaka ari e Goree Island, ekusuhi swinene nale Dakar, laha mamiliyoni ya mahlonga avayisiwe kona hi swikepe leswaku vaya tirhela ma- America; naswona ayi tlhela yikombeta minkarhi leyi a wisile na yinwana minkarhi yakwe ari yexe na loko a vula vula hi vutomi byakwe nileswi anavela kuswifikelela eka tiko ra xidimokirasi ra Afrika Dzonga.

Translated by Ike Ngobeni