RIP Tata: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 1918 – 2013

Today, the world woke up to the loss of a hero. Our nation’s father, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, passed away on the 5th of December 2013. Today a nation mourns and we celebrate. We celebrate the life of a man who believed that we could all be free. That we could all live in peace, alongside one another. That we could leave our past behind us, and forge one nation. That we could co-exist without hatred and without prejudice.

I am proud to be a South African. I love my country and everything we have achieved. I hope that today we all take each other’s hands and remember the men and women who fought for what they believed in – a free and democratic South Africa. Today I pray for a man I never met, a men I respect and a man who touched the lives of many.

Go in peace Tata, may G-d open his arms to you and may we as a nation honour your memory by always striving to be better.

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31 thoughts on “RIP Tata: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 1918 – 2013

  1. Such a loss – the world is poorer without this incredible man

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    1. We are indeed!

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  2. Wonderful tribute.

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    1. thank you Yummychunklet 🙂

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  3. What a gorgeous sentiment and beautiful tribute to an amazing man!
    Well done Tandy 🙂
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    1. Thank you Julie 🙂

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  4. He was not a coward

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    1. not at all!

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  5. Tata madiba played huge role in d world,rest in peace Madiba…infact he was more powerful,he was not a coward,he faced the difficult war in the world but he patienced even while he arrested…

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  6. Great energy in this post, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for reading Pamela 🙂

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  7. Beautiful tribute, Tandy. Now we can only hope that his legacy will not be trampled on by those who have followed on from his excellent example of leadership.

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    1. Here’s praying! Our current leaders need to lead by example and become better men!

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  8. Great tribute. Our world cannot afford the loss of people such as Mandela.
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    1. We need to encourage more people to become great hero’s 🙂

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  9. So sad…he was such an amazing person!

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    1. He was!

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  10. He gave so much of himself to the world!

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    1. he did!

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  11. I’m so sorry for the loss of this man who was so important to you, Tandy. XO Wishing you and your countrymen much comfort and peace. XO
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    1. Thank you Krista 🙂

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  12. What a nice tribute to an amazing man. The world needs more like him.

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    1. we do indeed!

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  13. Thank you for the beautifully written piece. Echo your sentiments. Love and hugs. xx

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    1. love and hugs to you xxx

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  14. Beautifully said Tandy. The whole world mourns his passing along with South Africa.
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    1. thank you Lorraine xxx

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  15. Beautiful tribute Tandy, I too am a proud South African. Just a pity Madiba’s vision hasn’t quite come to fruition yet.
    Have a super weekend.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    1. We can only pray that we move forward!

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  16. Beautifully written

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    1. thank you Carolina 🙂

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