Local woman remembers meeting Mandela

Updated: 12/05/2013 11:14 PM
Created: 12/05/2013 10:19 PM WHEC.com

You may have spent time at dinner telling your children about Nelson Mandela. But one local woman met him personally.

Zozo Laird says this day is something she and others have been dreading. She lived just blocks away from Mandela during Apartheid. She says she also had the chance to meet him when he came to the United States.

We asked her what she thinks we can all learn from Mandela.

“We can learn of his kindness, his leadership his strength. He gave to the point where he forsake his family. And say I’m willing to die for my beliefs.”

We will have much more on Mandela on News10NBC Today. 


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