Judge Navi Pillay Reflects On Nelson Mandela

MANDELA DAY: On Mandela Day 2020, in a period of the coronavirus pandemic, South Africans are gearing up for a different type of celebration. Navi Pillay speaks to Newsbreak Producer, Taresh Harreeparshad, reflecting on Mandela’s impact on her career as well as why his legacy is so important.

Democracy is the vaccine needed to address the COVID-19 consequences, that’s the sentiment of former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Judge Navi Pillay. Tomorrow, the world celebrates Mandela Day with the prime focus being taking action against poverty. United Nations chief, Antonio Guterres will deliver the annual Mandela Day Lecture under the theme ‘Tackling the Inequality Pandemic’.

Listen as Judge Navi Pillay shares her insight into the man we all know as Madiba,

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