What Mandela for what time? The question presents an aporia, an impasse. Who is the Mandela we import from history and ‘what’ is the Mandela approaching us from the future? And, what kind of imageries and imaginaries of Mandela? For whom? For what purpose? There are many Mandelas, and more to come, since legacy is not a “static inheritance, but a disruptive revisitation of the past”.