30 Years since Madiba’s liberation… good values don’t go out of fashion

On the eve of the 30th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s liberation from imprisonment, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond and Mrs Leah Tutu have paid tribute to the former statesman’s warmth and human values.

While circumstances and priorities changed over time, good values are timeless, the Archbishop and Mrs Tutu said.

Below is the couple’s full statement.

“Thirty years ago, Nelson Mandela emerged from prison to dazzle South Africa and the world with his warmth and human values. Circumstances and priorities change over time, but good values don’t go out of fashion. We miss him. Love and blessings. Archbishop Desmond and Mrs Leah Tutu.”

Photograph by Benny Gool