in the contemporary period when there is no leaders we could respect like Mahatma Gandhi , Lal Bahadur Shastri, Abraham Lincoln Nelson Mandela is truly one of the greatest leaders .
Here is a man who commands respect but do not demand respect so much so that when Sonia Gandhi a leader when she recently visited him ,called her trip a pilgrimage.
Here is a leader who peacefully guided his people in a peaceful path when there could have been bloodshed and mayhem. The transition of South Africa from white minority rule to multi racial democracy was only possible due to the able guidance of this leader.All South Afrlcans take pride of this fact and give all the credit to this leader.
He is also a great humanatarian. once when a lady sufering from AIDS admitted her diseas in a meeting the great man hugged her and asked the crowd not to isolate such people as more than the disease this issolation kills the patient.
Another think i gratly admire is the fact that he did not cling to power like so many p. He could have been the President of the South African country for a long time but he quitted after being the President for only one term