7 Times Madiba Taught Us the Meaning of Tenacity

7 Times Madiba Taught Us the Meaning of Tenacity

7 Times Madiba Taught Us the Meaning of Tenacity

With all odds against him and his team, he prevailed.

Published February 15, 2017

  1. Understanding justice
    Still from the miniseries, "Madiba". (Photo: Marcos Cruz)

    When he became a lawyer and opened a firm with Oliver Tambo.

  2. Love and reassurance
    Still from the miniseries, "Madiba". (Photo: Marcos Cruz)

    When he kept it all together to reassure Winnie even when the family was falling apart.

  3. mental health

    When he understood that mental health was what kept him sane, so he put himself in dangerous situations to do it anyway.

  4. WIN FOR ANC
    Still from the miniseries, "Madiba". (Photo: Marcos Cruz)

    When he led the ANC to win their case, despite having the odds against them as people who tried to “take down the government.”

  5. stand for something
    Still from the miniseries, "Madiba" -  Laurence Fishburne. (Photo: Marcos Cruz)

    When he stood up to guards for how him and other inmates were unfairly treated.

  6. Loyalty
    Still from the miniseries, "Madiba" -  Laurence Fishburne as Madiba. (Photo: Marcos Cruz)

    When he negotiated for what was right despite bribes any other man might’ve taken.

  7. What matters
    Still from the miniseries, "Madiba" - Terry Pheto as Winnie Mandela and Laurence Fishburne as Nelson Mandela. (Photo: Marcos Cruz)

    When he saw the bigger picture of unity all along and proved it when he became president of South Africa!

Written by BET Staff

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