Sam Moss of Horris Hill Prep School (UK) – Zoom, 12th February 2021
Absolutely fascinating and moving, especially to hear about the parallels between the lives of Christo and Nelson Mandela, two men who, as you say ought to have been enemies, yet became such close friends. Christo clearly feels blessed to have known Madiba, but I get the sense that Mandela was also blessed to have known Christo. He spoke with such warmth, humility and honesty.
The boys were clearly also very interested – some wonderful questions. I hope Christo enjoyed answering them. I particularly liked his answer to a very good question about whether being in prison shaped Nelson Mandela into the leader he became.
Please pass on our thanks to Christo. Do let me know if you ever plan to visit the UK again; it would be wonderful to meet you both in person.