The World Has Lost An Icon… R.I.P Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

For as long as I can remember, Nelson Mandela has always been one of the world’s most respected leaders. I grew up with everyone around me, and I mean EVERYONE having nothing but kind words, admiration and respect for this great man.

It is very unusual to find a man so loved and respected by people from many nations.

This is someone who emerged from 27 years in apartheid prisons bearing so little malice. “As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison,” Mandela said after he was freed in 1990. Such a rare, forgiving heart!

Mandela is known for many great things. He led South Africa’s transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison for his political activities.

Many tributes have been pouring in for the late leader since he passed on some hours ago, but one that really sticks to my mind is that of his fellow campaigner against apartheid, Archbishop Desmond Tutu who said he was “not only an amazing gift to humankind, he made South Africans and Africans feel good about being who we are. He made us walk tall. God be praised.”

An icon has gone to rest and he will truly be missed. Rest In Peace Sir. You truly were an icon, a freedom fighter, a role model, a great leader and much more.

When you think of Mandela, what words come to mind? Describe him in a few words.

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    December 6, 2013 at 10:41 am

    ZIK is the icon of Africa. South Africa is blessed to have him as a son …and the world needs more of him !

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    December 6, 2013 at 10:47 am

    He is great model of leadership

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    Nnebedum Nkiru bravery
    December 6, 2013 at 10:49 am

    My heart is breaking with everybody in the world, He’s arguably the greatest hero ever to grace us. His sacrifice & gift to the world are incomprehensible. RIP Mandela! U̶̲̥̅̊я legendary will forever remain & U̶̲̥̅̊я footprints in the sand of time. :'(

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    M J
    December 6, 2013 at 11:28 am

    May his soul rest in peace…

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    Bisi Awosanya
    December 6, 2013 at 1:06 pm


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    December 6, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    may his soul r.i.p

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    December 6, 2013 at 1:19 pm


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    hennie conradie
    December 6, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Rest in peace Madiba the world has lost a great man

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    Candy Rex
    December 9, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Africa and the world has lost a great leader. Nelson Mandela was a true definition of leadership. just few days ago i was watching on youtube, an eleven year old’s (BOTHALE) performance during S.A’s got talent in honor of Madiba. towards the end she said Madiba has made them proudly South African; but i say he has made us Proudly African…may his gentle soul rest in peace

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    stanley gerald
    December 12, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    to me,the world has lost an epitome of justice, the principle of human right is gone.

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    December 20, 2013 at 3:39 am

    We will forever miss u father and mentor of Africa he was a great and brave man indeed

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    December 21, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    NELSON MANDELA – The first African to receive global acclaim for sacrificial leadership; a challenge to other Africans.

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