PIETER BURGER: He was the good leader. He was the right leader. He was a necessary leader.
NTHABISENG MOLEBELELI: I'll remember him for his ridiculously colourful shirts.
As it approaches Nelson Mandela Day, we find out from the people of the city their fondest memories of the struggle icon.
SAKHILE SIKHONDE: My fondest memory of Nelson Mandela was when he was released from prison because, obviously, that's when we, as black people, gained our freedom. BENNY MASHIKE: My first memory was when my father introduced me to him. I remember him as a cool, chilled, nice man. He was like a grandfather to me. THANDO VILAKAZI: He did a lot of great things for the nation. I'll remember what he did for me as a black South African.