lucas radebe of leeds united - humility, community, liberation


We begin this feature by reflecting on the career and life of the Leeds United player Lucas Radebe, who introduced Nelson Mandela to the City of Leeds when he was made an honorary freeman of the City in 2001. Coming from the township of Soweto in South Africa, where he was born in 1969, Lucas embodied the values of humility and commitment to community, and also symbolised the struggle of black South Africans for liberation from apartheid. You can watch Mandela speaking in Leeds, introduced by Lucas Radebe

and watch Radebe on Leeds United Stories, produced by The City Talking Studios.