Grapevine struggles but in the end bears wonderful fruit
ONE hundred years ago a vine set its roots deep into the African soil at Mvezo in the Transkei.
Soon it grew into a big bush. The white gardeners did not like this big, big bush.
They dug it up and sent it to a far-off place called Robben Island. Here it stayed stunted like a bonsai for 18 years.
Then it was planted again at the Cape for seven years. Then, in 1994, it produced its first grapes.
The wine produced from its fruit was like no other.
The whole world wanted to taste it and loved it. Do you know what the label on the bottle read?
It was called Madiba’s Magic. There will never be another like it. Do you know its secret? It was kindness, humility and justice.
This is the life story of Tata Madiba. Look for books in your library and learn about this great soul. Maybe one day you, too, can be great and help humanity in a journey where there is justice for all.