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Happy Mandela day!!! Can we all go out there and help somone who need help in our communities. A small act of kindness go a long way in history.
Madiba still speaks in my heart. He keeps reminding me of the 1000 reasons why I need to help lift up society, serve humanity and help Change the World.
I pledge to live the example set by Tata Madiba - to act humanely towards my fellow man - to come from a place of Love - to acknowledge and recognise that we are all equal in the eyes of our Creator.
Once in a lifetime God sends somebody special to lead us out of darkness into the realms of love and peace. Thank you God, for giving us Mandela, who also taught how to love and forgive.
Vivian & Austin Iwar
We miss you very much, Nelson! I love you once again! Ban, tell us you do.
I wish his soul rest in peace. let the world take inspiration from him to carry on in life with his guidance & principles.
Heaven gained a great Angel. Engaged not only SA but the world. Lots achieved, there's much more to be done. Let's learn from his legacy.Whoever & wherever we are, let's uphold his values in our lives
You inspire the world to be a united place. Even though there will never be another Tata Nelson Mandela,there will be generations of us to follow in your footsteps and keep your legacy alive. Thank you. Rea leboga......
Limpopo, South Africa
We still remember Nelson Mandela African son who never preserve life for himself.
God bless you all. RIP Nelson Mandela.
North America Academy Co- Founder.
Alex Marie Secondaire OP. M
Alexis Marie Secondaire, North America Academy
I know greatness when I see it and I clearly see it in the life of Nelson Mandela. His stand against apartheid made an incalculable difference not only in South Africa but throughout the world.
The Rev. Dr. Timothy Lent
Berwyn , PA: United States
I thank whatever Gods may be,
For your unconquerable soul
Cally Stephens Nielson
My heart is full of gratitude about his way he made in life. Its grace we have had him here on earth. He gives me a strong sign of l o v e and believe.
What a great man we have given up to the Heavens. May he watch over us and help us all find Peace in our lifetime. To paraphrase another great leader....
"We must be the Mandela we wish to see."
LIanne M. Chase
Albany, New Yoek
Madiba - a walking example of "Be The Change You Wish to See in The World" showing the way out of hatred and vengeance to forgiveness, compassion - a legend and inspiration, empowering so many.
Apparently all humanity began in South Africa, millions of years ago. So we should all belong to it, as it's the home of our ancestors. Mandela believed in the idea of , "All Rights for All" Do you?
As I witnessed the memorial I was reminded of the strides that we still need to make as a nation but 4ever encouraged that as the fight4freedom still continues so do the victories that we are yet2win.
South Africa, Johannesburg
You emptied yourself not only for SA but the whole world. You will always be remembered Mandela
Wassa Akropong, W/R, Ghana
Thank you Tata. Simply Thank you.
Philadelphia, PA, USA
THE LIFE OF MADIBA IS A LESSON FOR US THAT ARE EXPECTING TO TAKE OVER THE LEADERSHIP OF OUR VARIOUS NATIONS ALWAYS TO FORGIVE AND LOVE EVEN YOUR WORST POLITICAL RI VAL
BYE BYE, MADIBA...
LONG LIVE, MANDELA...
Mandela shall remain in the memory of humanity as an inspiration. His legacy will be to a mankind which will never forget his contribution to all society, in matters of respect and human rights.
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