Written by Deng S. Elijah
REST IN PEACE MADIBA!
(British Columbia, Canada) –Mandela a ‘visionary’, a “symbol of forgiveness”, a ‘freedom fighter’, a ‘light’, a ‘saint’, a ‘true gentleman’, a “good human’, a ‘greatest son’, an ‘icon’, …, and guiding star, is an exemplary that the world would never describe in just one sentence. Mandela has lived a unique life that we would only afford to admire and cherish, so simple but yet complex. Our generation was so fortunate to have lived in the era that Mandela lived. It’s a blessing that the world could be united through a son of a chief, an African, who lived nearly a third of his life in prisons and tortures. May his passing be a rebirth of Mendalas that would continue the change Mandela has inspired. Rest in peace Madiba.
“We have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this Earth. He no longer belongs to us — he belongs to the ages,” said Obama, adding, “I cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that Nelson Mandela set, and so long as I live I will do what I can to learn from him.” Barack Obama. … More