Chapter 2

NCERT
Class 10
English
Solutions
3. At the beginning of his speech, Mandela mentions “an extraordinary human disaster.” What does he mean by this? What is the “glorious … human achievement” he speaks of at the end?

Question:

I. Tenth May ...................................... God bless Africa.

At the beginning of his speech, Mandela mentions “an extraordinary human disaster.” What does he mean by this? What is the “glorious … human achievement” he speaks of at the end?

Answer:

By this he means the white rule in South Africa over the blacks. It lasted very long. It was really a disaster of white men ruling over the black. ‘The glorious…human achievement’ is getting political independence from the white rule by the black natives.

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