/ \ One of the most caring greatest men this world will ever see. Any man that can survive 27 years of wrongful imprisonment and come out positive, inspired, full of courage and without a shred of hate in his bones deserves a special place in history.
Don't be sad. Instead, celebrate his life, South African style. He is a bright example that we all so much need.
"Those who seek a voice will borrow his. Those who find themselves in darkness will use his words for light"
Today we mourn the loss of a great leader and beacon of hope, but his legacy lives on:
“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity; it is an act of justice. Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. You can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.”
I remember the time when the world campaigned for your release and how I cried when you left prison.
I had the privilege of meeting him once. Was so overawed I could barely speak and stood staring.... I felt so much gratitude that he took the time to shake my hand, as I was about to flea the country to NZ then.
“…For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
Words cannot describe the profound impact of this incredible man, a true inspiration and champion of peace. Thank you for your lifetime of service to humanity.
Mandela inspired all of us, through his own suffering and transformation to a man of peace, what patience and courage could achieve towards ending apartheid for his country and to the cause of racial equality throughout the world.
What a hard colourful life he went through, for what? Not for himself or his family but for his country and countrymen. He got the Africans to walk with their heads up and with pride.
How I wish others in power all over the world will learn from his life.
"When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity." - Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013.
FREE at last.... And so this world says goodbye to another great person.
A legacy exemplified by his quest of justice for all, void of revenge, or hate. Truly a beautiful soul.
May you rest in peace.
Thank you Madiba! <3 p="">