"I was ten when Mandela was set free"
6 December 2013 Last updated at 14:35 GMT
Nelson Mandela, one of the world's greatest leaders, has died aged 95 after a long illness.
Mandela led South Africa out of the racist system of apartheid, and into democracy, becoming the country's first black president.
BBC reporter Nomsa Maseko gave her personal tribute to Mr Mandela.