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Ghislain
12-06-2013, 10:48 PM
Nelson Mandela (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela) (madiba) 1918 2013.

Gone, but never to be forgotten.

What a man.

Ghislain

Awani
12-06-2013, 11:50 PM
Ironic how Putin today hailed him as a champion of justice...

:cool:

Ghislain
12-12-2013, 09:52 AM
You can see live footage from South Africa HERE (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/nelson-mandela/10506010/Nelson-Mandela-the-long-goodbye.html)


US President Barack Obama

“He no longer belongs to us; he belongs to the ages. We will not likely see the likes
of Nelson Mandela ever again. So it falls to us, as best we can, to carry forward the
example that he set.”

Former US president Bill Clinton

“[Nelson Mandela] taught us so much about so many things. Perhaps the greatest
lesson, especially for young people, is that, while bad things do happen to good
people, we still have the freedom and responsibility to decide how to respond to
injustice, cruelty and violence and how they will affect our spirits, hearts and minds.”

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon

“Only because of such a great man like Nelson Mandela is it possible that particular
people in Africa and elsewhere are able to enjoy freedom and human dignity. We
have to learn the wisdom and determinations and commitment of Mr Mandela to
make this world better for all.”

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

“He was amazing in his selfless altruism for others, recognising – just as did a
Mahatma Gandhi or a Dalai Lama – that a true leader exists not for self-
aggrandisement but for the sake of those he or she is leading.”

Former South African president FW de Klerk

“He was a great unifier and a very, very special man in this regard beyond everything
else he did. This emphasis on reconciliation was his biggest legacy.”

Dalai Lama, exiled Tibetan spiritual leader

“He was a man of courage, principle and unquestionable integrity, a great human
being, someone of whom we can truly say, “he lived a meaningful life’,” the Buddhist
cleric wrote in a letter to Mandela’s family.

British prime minister David Cameron

“A great light has gone out in the world. Nelson Mandela was a hero of our time.”

Aung San Suu Kyi, opposition leader in Myanmar

Who, like Mandela, spent years as a political prisoner described him as a man “who
stood for human rights and for equality in this world”.

Former British prime minister Tony Blair

“He was a unique political figure at a unique moment in history. Through his
leadership, he guided the world into a new era of politics in which black and white,
developing and developed, north and south, despite all the huge differences in
wealth and opportunity, stood for the first time together on equal terms.

“Through his dignity, grace and the quality of his forgiveness, he made racism
everywhere not just immoral but stupid; something not only to be disagreed with, but
to be despised. In its place he put the inalienable right of all humankind to be free
and to be equal.”

Source (http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/9d254104-5e50-11e3-8621-00144feabdc0.html#slide0)


Ghislain

Ghislain
12-14-2013, 06:58 AM
The world needs more people like you.

http://thealchemyforum.com/Images/Nelson Mandela

Ghislain