Sat 17 April 2010, The Guardian

My hero Nelson Mandela by Gordon Brown

By Gordon Brown
Back when I was at university I was a journalist on the student paper and led a campaign to get Edinburgh University to disinvest from apartheid South Africa. It felt a long way from Scotland when, more than 30 years later, I found myself face to face with Nelson Mandela – Madiba – for the first time. He pointed at me, and smiled, and said "Welcome, representative of the British empire!" It was typical of the man I have come to know – a man whose generosity of spirit and capacity for forgiveness make him a true hero for our times.
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