The man who led South Africa out of its apartheid era and became the face of a nation, former President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela has died.
A man who suffered injustice and indecency for most of his life and had the strength of spirit to forgive and embrace his agressors in building a Rainbow Nation...
Your spirit will live forever, Tata, in the hearts of the people of this planet who how of your great deeds.
“Death is something inevitable. 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 1996
Some of his words...
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don't ask for observers from Africa or from Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers.
If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.
Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.