Rightly Stewart and a number of people are proud to have met Nelson Mandela.
— Alec Stewart (@StewieCricket) December 7, 2013
It must make up for having to meet and be genial to monsters in the course of doing their job.
A mark of how brilliantly Mandela and the other fighters against Apartheid did suceed not only in bringing down that regime, but also of how South Africa has done in comparison to Zimbabwe. South Africa has faults and problems like any other country, some of them very big indeed. But Mandela aimed to lead a whole country and that South Africa in 1994 did not end up like Rwanda in 1994 is no small feat.
The world is sad to see Mandela go and thankful for all that he did. The opposite is true of Robert Mugabe.