(WXYZ) - There's no question that Nelson Mandela had a profound impact on the black community in South Africa.
But he had an equally profound affect on that country's white minority.
A local man grew up in South Africa-- and shares his memories of Mandela.
Jed Elley says Mandela steered his country in the right direction and, as sad as his death is, he says it will bring people together.
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