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Nelson Mandela “Madiba” Now At Peace

I hate race discrimination most intensely and in all its manifestations. I have fought it all during my life; I fight it now, and will do so until the end of my days. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”  Nelson Mandela.

For many South Africans, he was simply Madiba, his traditional clan name. Others affectionately called him Tata, the Xhosa word for father, but yesterday on December 5th, 2013, the world revered South African anti-apartheid leader and recipients of the Tipperary International Peace Award, Rolihlahla (Nelson) Mandela, regrettably died at his home in the Johannesburg suburb of Houghton, aged 95.

Our Video Hereunder Follows His Life And Times.

A state funeral will now be held, and the South African President Jacob Zuma has called for mourners to conduct themselves with “the dignity and respect,” that the former President had personified.

I would like to be remembered not as anyone unique or special, but as part of a great team in this country that has struggled for many years, for decades and even centuries. The greatest glory of living, lies not in never falling, but in rising every time you fall.” he once stated.

With Rolihlahla Mandela now at peace, South Africans and indeed all residents of our planet are left to try to embody his promise and his idealism.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.

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2 comments to Nelson Mandela “Madiba” Now At Peace

  • Eileen Leen

    Rest in Peace Mr Mandela,you did a lot for the world, you were a Good Man, now rest……Eileen Leen

  • Katie.

    Nelson Mandela was not the saint he would like us all to think he was. That’s been washed away’ He was a terrorist that is why he was jailed in the first place. Those terrorist caused a lot of trouble for the white south African farmers. And still going on to this day. Speaking to a number of white south African farmers who had to flee there country and farms where they were born and raised after there farms were taken over by these thugs. Is something else. I am sure the young man who witnessed his 50 year old father been hacked to death on his farm only 2 months ago and seriously hurting his Mother won’t be doing to much celebration!!!

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