7 December 2013
Dundee is proud to have granted Nelson Mandela the civic honour of the Freedom of the City in recognition of his inspirational life .
He sacrificed his personal freedom, enduring 27 years in jail for the eventual freedom of millions of his fellow South Africans from the inhumanity of apartheid.
He was never embittered by the indignities that he experienced at the hands of his political enemies.
He embraced them all to go forward with him to form a new, democratic, representative nation, and in doing so, he set a new international moral standard for politics.