Tutu 'glad' Mandela not alive to see today's South Africa
Published on Apr 27, 2014 8:09 PM
CAPE TOWN (AFP) - Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu said in an interview published on Sunday that he was glad Nelson Mandela was not alive to witness the current state of South Africa.
"I'm glad that Madiba is dead. I'm glad that most of these people are no longer alive to see this," Mr Tutu told South Africa's Sunday Times newspaper, referring to what he saw as the slow pace of change in the 20 years since apartheid.
His comments were published as South Africa was celebrating the 20th anniversary of its first all-race elections that ended decades of racial oppression under apartheid and brought Mandela to power as its first black president.
"I didn't think there would be a disillusionment so soon," the Anglican archbishop emeritus was quoted as saying.
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