Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Former President Of South Africa Nelson Mandela Is Dead

News getting to us from JOHANNESBURG
 Nelson Mandela aged 95, South Africa’s first black president and an enduring icon of the struggle against racial oppression, died on Thursday, December 5th, 2013. The government announced, leaving the nation without its moral center at a time of growing dissatisfaction with the country’s leaders.

Mr. Mandela spent 27 years in prison after being convicted of treason by the white minority government, only to forge a peaceful end to white rule by negotiating with his captors after his release in 1990. He led the African National Congress, long a banned liberation movement, to a resounding electoral victory in 1994, the first fully democratic election in the country’s history.

Mr. Mandela served just one term as South Africa’s president and had not been seen in public since 2010, when the nation hosted the soccer World Cup. But his decades in prison and his insistence on forgiveness over vengeance made him a potent symbol of the struggle to end this country’s brutally codified system of racial domination, and of the power of peaceful resolution in even the most intractable conflicts.

Years after he retreated from public life, his name still resonated as an emblem of his effort to transcend decades of racial division and create what South Africans called a Rainbow Nation.

Yet Mr. Mandela’s death comes during a period of deep unease and painful self-examination for South Africa. May he rest in Perfect peace .... AMEN!

19 comments:

  1. A Man that inspired Generations.......... “No one is born hating another person
    because of the color of his skin, or his
    background, or his religion,”
    “People must learn to hate, and if they can
    learn to hate, they can be taught to love,
    for love comes more naturally to the
    human heart than its opposite.”

    Nelson Mandela, A true legend.

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    1. I fell in love with your comment about this great man,he truly was a symbol of peace and unity

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    2. Madiba is gone!!! Well we thank God for a well-fulfilled life. RIP Mandela, d world will miss u...

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    3. Thanks Kween.... I'm so happy to see someone with normal head here, Welcome

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  2. Adieu Mandela
    You came,you saw, you conquered
    Hope Souht Africa doesn't become a banana republic with the xenophia of many a black South African
    Adieu Madiba

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  3. RIP PAPA... You've fought a good fight, u shall be greatly missed

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  4. R.I.P. Africa icon

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  5. May his perfect soul rest In peace in the bossom of the Lord. You will be missed by all.

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  6. RIP mandela..whoeva wnts to go bk to the old bbm7.0 shud add me up for d downgrade link,28C8012F..

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  7. His words and roles can neva b 4goten

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  8. The gaint iroko has fallen, we all will live to remember his contribution in this continent....adieu mandela

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  9. RIP to Mandela, let's see how many of our legislooters ,ogogoro president and thieving governors will attend his funeral

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  10. RIP Monsieur, its a celebration of life, we shouldn't even be sad, 95 isnt easy, God replaced all the years you spent in prison, your legacy will live on, your name will never be forgotten and you will forever remain in the hearts of we Africans. Sleep well monsieur madiba *doffs hat*. Now its time for Nelson GhenGhen

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  11. This calls for a thanksgiving. Those South Africans have finally lost the battle to drag the old man for all he's worth. Mandela died over ten times in the last 5 years, the man was too old to go on yet they kept piercing his weak body with needles and trying to keep a dying man alive like they were God.

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  12. MADIBA ODIGBA, ENI RERE OF AFRICA, SUN RE O

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  13. RIP forever this time the great Madiba. Go and rest with Africa's greats: Kwame Nkrumah, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Steven Biko, Lucky Dube, Obafemi Awolowo, Wangari Mathai, Chinua Achebe, Fela and all the other great men and women who fought for the dignity of Africa and Africans. Another angel has gone forth to Heaven.

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  14. I think the whole of Africa not just south Africa lost a legend... RIP Nelson Mandela

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