Today marks, the release of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela from prison. It is a day set aside by the South African Government, as the Mandela Day.

As the nation commemorates 27 years of Madiba’s release, there are certain sublime and supernatural features that stands this freedom icon and South African legend from other world leaders. Here are the qualities:

5. Fierce and resilient in the face of death, which got his adversaries bewildered about his true personae.

4. Strong spiritual connection with his people in a strange and unnatural manner.

3. Unusual conviction and faith which surpasses earthly imagination amidst growing disbelieve.

2. Courage, will and strength of character, like no other.

1.Heroism akin to super humans and the legends.