It's a "Sad day" far more if you suffer from Mandelaheimer's disease, than if you are without that disease.
Frankly I must not have it because I'm unable to forget that he was a Terrorist...
Or that the last eight years of his imprisonment was under "House arrest"
in a nice single family dwelling complete with Central A/C, a swimming pool and servants.
Nelson Mandela was 95 years old and far more of a symbol for the last 20-ish years than any real force for good or evil.
Most people don't expect to live that long and in that he was fortunate.
Africa is not a "nice place" And many of the people regarded as "Statesmen" have simply not been seen (on camera) killing anyone in the particularly brutal way... (OR at least not recently.) that the ANC was famous for...
Do I really need to explain what Winnie Mandela called a "necktie"?