Thursday, 5 December 2013

Former South African President & Human Rights Activist Nelson Mandela Passes on

                              


Former South African President and human rights activist Nelson Mandela has passed on yesterday, the 5th of December 2013. Nelson Mandela was jailed for 27 years for his fight against apartheid in South Africa. Mandela was 95years old and he was loved by millions.

Mandela was most fondly referred to as Madiba which is the name of the Thembu clan he belonged to. Referring to him as Madiba is a sign of endearment and respect and he would be truly missed.

His life was an inspiration to Africans, home and abroad.

According to the release by South African President, Jacob Zuma: “He is now resting. He is now at peace,” Zuma said. “Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father.“


President Jacob Zuma also said flags will be flown at half-mast across South Africa immediately with a state burial to follow. The UK government have also announced that flags will be flown at half-mast in the UK. Rest in peace, Madiba!



Rest in Peace, Nelson Mandela

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