Crawley anti-racism campaigner lights candle in memory of Mandela

Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela

The chair of Crawley Campaign Against Racism said she lit a candle last night following the death of Nelson Mandela (Thursday December 5).

The passing of the respected South African leader was announced yesterday evening.

Jill Hathaway, 68, of Three Bridges, chair of CCAR said: “Mandela saw the problem of dividing people by their colour, he named the darkness apartheid and lit a candle and burnt it down.”

On his legacy, she added: “It reminds us that racism is a huge issue that really matters, that we don’t give up on it and we don’t feel that we are the only ones that are fighting it.

“It’s all very basic and simple, and Mandela kept that idea alive.”