Franklin Graham is joining many well known North Carolinians in expressing his condolences on the passing of Nelson Mandela. The Christian evangelist and son of Billy Graham spoke with WUNC News Friday. The younger Graham said he will remember Mandela as a freedom fighter, and man of forgiveness. "The South African regime under Apartheid was afraid of him." says Franklin Graham. "But they didn’t need to be afraid of him. Because when he came out of prison he never, never tried to be vindictive. He never tried to go back and get even. Nelson Mandela looked forward looked forward not backward.