Rememberby Josh Hayman / 31.01.2014
‘Tens of thousands of South African’s unite to honour a legend in the most befitting way possible.’
Having been a young boy at the time, my memories of Madiba leaving prison and going on to win our first democratic elections are quite vague. When I first heard news of his passing I knew I wanted something more personal to connect to in years to come as the ‘stock’ footage of his release, while iconic, does little to jog my memory of my experience at the time. Living only a few minutes away from Cape Town Stadium I decided to take a walk, camera in hand to pay tribute to ‘Tata’ at the memorial concert. Footage or no footage, it was a day I will not soon forget. Witnessing people of all walks of life uniting to celebrate the great man in typical South African fashion will live on with me for many many years to come.
11 December 2013, Cape Town Stadium.
* Footage © Josh Hayman