Chiefs inspired by Mandela’s example

Kaizer Chiefs defender Ramahlwe Mphahlele and winger George Lebese say they are inspired and humbled by late statesman Nelson Mandela for what he did for South Africa.

The pair were involved in an Amakhosi initiative to fill 15 000 food packets as a part of the annual Mandela Day (18 July) celebrations in which people across the country are asked to donate their time for a worthy cause.

Mphahlele recalled the sacrifice made by Madiba in helping bring down the Apartheid government, as well as bringing peace and democracy to the nation.

He told the club’s official website; “We all try to do our bit. I vividly remember how Nelson Mandela came to visit us at Sparrow Combined School in Sophiatown.

“He stressed the importance of education, as nobody can take that away from you. That’s when I realised that education is key. Mandela suffered immense abuse under the apartheid system.

“However, he never wanted to take revenge. Instead, he united South Africans. It’s great what Mandela has done for this beautiful country.”

Lebese added; “Mandela taught me to be selfless, to put the country first and to look after the disadvantaged.”

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