Client: Discovery South Africa

Director of Photography: Garth McConnell

Producer: Thackwell & Whittaker

Nelson Mandela was a struggle stalwart, a politician, president and a leader. But to many ordinary South Africans he was also something much more personal. Join us as we share Discovery Vitality Ambassador, Wayde van Niekerk’s memories of Madiba.

Wayde van Niekerk is a South African track and field sprinter who competes in the 200 and 400 metres. In the 400 metres, he is the current world and Olympic record holder, and world  Olympic champion. He also holds the world-best time in the 300 metres.