Johnny Clegg (With Nelson Mandela) 1999

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.

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Comments

  1. Marty Kovach says:

    wonderful group of band members; very friendly.