Komphela on Madela’s Legacy
7/19/2018 6:23:22 PM

Globally known for his graciousness, integrity and absolute love for people, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was today, 18th July 2018, supposed to turn 100 years and his everlasting commemoration continued internationally through the 67minutes for Madiba initiative.

Now, buoyed by the lessons he learned from the late former South African president, Bloemfontein Celtic coach, Steve Komphela conveyed a heartfelt message of appreciation and said “I have a huge question that if he (Mandela) has to wake up today, would he be proud of the contributions we have made as society either politically, religiously or socio-economically?. We are regarded as sons of the soil and that must be shown by our level of commitment towards the legacy left for us to cherish.”

Komphela also shared that he has gained valuable lessons from Mandela about ‘Ubuntu’ and he elaborated “His level of integrity, humbleness, wisdom and his relevancy towards people who had nothing even though he was immensely given but still remain relevant and sensible to that. In success and failure he remained the same but was resilient, humble and focused.”

In conclusion the former Bafana-Bafana resolute defender expressed his delight having lived during the days where Mandela showed awe-inspiring personality compounded by incredible leadership skill. “The one simple lesson I have learned from him is to be modest, strive for knowledge, respect self and respect others. Work hard in the best interest of those impoverished so that all of us can have a better world.”