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On this 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela‘s birth, I can never forget that big fat kiss he gave me. Here’s  how   came about……

I was assisting a very poor school to raise funds for a new classroom. The English name for the area was Mandela Park, so we called his office and asked if he’d come and help us. If you don’t ask you dont’ get……and he came!  We all got a hug from Madiba and with his arms around me I whispered in his ear “give me a kiss”.  He finished the hug, held my shoulders, looked straight at me and gave me a whopping great kiss on the lips!  We then both grinned – my smile doesn’t get bigger than this!

The sequence of events: the hug, the cheeky request, the kiss, the grin!

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