Biden: Nelson Mandela “taught Us That Trust Is Possible”

Former South African President Nelson Mandela Dies

Recalling Mandelas decision to work with his jailers and make the reconciliation of South Africa his top prioritiy, Biden said, President Mandela taught us that trust is possible, reconciliation is possible, justice is possible, change can come. There was nothing inevitable about South Africas transition to democracy, amid the dancing and joy, there were violent clashes in the townships that day and several young people were shot dead. South Africa could have easily started down the path of violent revolution and generations of instability that day if Nelson Mandela

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