May 10th,1994 Journal Entry 1
Hi as for today I became Nelson Mandela’s new bodyguard.He recently became our new president of South Africa I find it surprising he’s our first black president of South Africa.Hopefully he can change this place around the blacks are very poor and barely have enough to make it through the day. While the whites are being spoiled.I've seen this on numerous occasions.I was passing by in my car one day while I saw the whites in gym class with their expensive rugby gear and their coach training them and fresh water after they're done playing also a white coated fence around their grass field they play in.I looked on my other side and saw the blacks and they were playing soccer a less expensive sport.They didn't have gym clothes they were playing in cloth that draped over their shoulders they looked dirty like they haven't showered in days they didn't have a coach out there and they had no water and the fence was made with wire and the field the played in was dirt.I could by far see the unfair difference between the whites and the blacks.I’m counting on Nelson Mandela to fix this problem.According to his track records he has been put in prison before for 27 years. What he did wouldn't be a crime in my opinion he stood up to the government because they were committing egregious rights.I believe if he stands up for what he believes in he can change this country in a way.
May 11th,1994 Journal Entry 2
Today is Nelson Mandela’s first day in office.I’m a little anxious to meet him in person for the first time.I’m standing in front of workers in the office by the front doors waiting for him to arrive.The doors pushed open and there he greeted me with a nice firm handshake.I guided him to his room but I noticed something very strange about the workers when he entered the building.They were all staring at him in a very odd way and they moved their stuff when he passed by almost as they were trying to pack up their stuff.I know Nelson Mandela noticed it but it didn't bother him to much.Once we reached his office he sat down in his chair behind his desk.Murmuring can be heard from outside of his office.I listened closely to the voices outside of the office and that's when I heard “Is he going to fire us because we are white?” Almost everyone here is white except me and Nelson.He heard the same thing I heard a nice lady gently approached the room.I think it was his manager or something.He ordered to meeting at once.Everyone gathered into a large room were Nelson was standing in the front and the workers were sitting in the chairs.He silenced everyone and began speaking.He reassured everyone he was not going to fire them because of their color,religion or beliefs.It was 1st day in office and he already made a impact on alot of people.