Friday, 6 December 2013

Adieu Madiba

The news broke last night (Dec 5th 2013) that the great Nelson Mandela had passed on and the news was greeted with so much tributes. I wonder how many of our "leaders" would enjoy such in the event of their passing.

Madiba lived a truly fulfilled life. A man who was unjustly imprisoned for 27 years and on his release harboured no apparent bitterness or animosity for those who caused his suffering. Such a person in my opinion has got to be a saint. He lived and fought for humanity.

In the words of the US president Barrack Obama, "let us praise and give thanks for the fact that Nelson Mandela lived - a man who took history in his hands and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice.

 Journey on great one, I am indeed honoured and grateful to have shared this world with you. May your beautiful soul rest in peace.

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