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When I last wrote this publisher's note former President Nelson Mandela was still alive. Quite properly we carry in this issue a modest appraisal of his role as a lawyer though that was, of necessity, both limited in scope and brief in time. The extent to which Mr Mandela underwent in the popular imagination a form close to transubstantiation was extraordinary. And it is certainly true, of course, that the contribution for which he will always be remembered was the singular role he played in ensuring a uniquely bloodless transfer of power from a vigorous and formidable minority to an ill-equipped and downtrodden majority.


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