Nelson Mandela is rightly being eulogized as a great world leader who endured imprisonment and brought about a peaceful end to South Africa’s apartheid regime. Mandela’s greatness should be seen in contrast with the corruption of Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe. Their early lives and political situations were similar; the fruits of their political stewardship could not be more different.
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