All of this carping about Mandela, the man, is disheartening. Yes, he did stumble around in trying to find a viable way to rid South Africa of apartheid. Perhaps, some ways would not be considered acceptable, but he finally chose a way that was more or less decent and respectable. Let the man become legend (he will become legend) and let the legend be honorable and inspirational to others. Let Mandela, the man, be of interest only to historians and biographers.