For Madiba: Johnny Clegg’s ‘Asimbonanga’
Nelson Mandela (Madiba) remains in critical condition at a hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, where the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader and former president is being treated for a respiratory infection.
Above is a video of South African singer Johnny Clegg’s 1999 performance of “Asimbonanga” (“we have not seen him”), a song he wrote in 1986 about Mandela — when Mandela was still in prison.
Near the end of the song Mandela comes on stage to dance. It’s worth waiting for.
Johnny Clegg’s lyrics are here.