The words, spoken in a hushed Pretoria court room, are painstakingly pronounced, each phrase separated from the next. “I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities.” The rustling of a turning page, then the sentence that still sends shivers…”It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.” Nelson Mandela’s final phrase is no meaningless throwaway. He and his nine co-accused were standing trial for multiple counts of sabotage.