What change brought international leaders to South Africa? What does Nelson Mandela thank the international leaders for?
Nelson Mandela’s inauguration event drew dignitaries and politicians from over 140 countries. The ceremony was notable because it attracted all of the world’s leaders to South Africa to honor him as the country’s first black President.
Mandela expresses gratitude to all international leaders for granting him the honor of hosting the world’s nations. He makes this statement because South Africans were considered outlaws. He also expresses gratitude for their attendance at the celebration of justice, peace, and human dignity with the people of his country.