The Presidential Years

Reconciliation and national unity are achieved through a process of reciprocity and I must repeat my appeal that everyone be part and be seen to be part of the task of reconstruction and transformation of our country.452

Mandela is a politician through and through. He understands party politics and politics to the finger-tips. He is not a saint, and he often made that point. He is a hard politician. But he uses power, he uses his political agency for the good ... a combination of genuine principled morals with a great tactical sense.453

Jakes Gerwel​