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N.Mandela was the brighest light in a world that looks consume by the ugliness of the darkest human feelings, Hope his mess will prevail. Special though for the brave S.A. people who saw the light
Peggy
France
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Vale, Fare Well, Friend Nelson, Madiba. May your Light shine on, through your Philanthropic Foundations, your Elders and Youngers, and through “US” (each and every one) ! Amen ! Aummmmm !
Donald Chalmers
Australia
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You have been a great example. You are the motivation to make the world a better place. I am studying watermanagement in your footsteps. It is my dream to make the world more sincere. Rest in peace.
Sander Hoogendijk
Wageningen, The Netherlands
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Father of the Nation and the World , your legacy is rich and its roots are deeply entrenched in our hearts. May your soul rest in peace. Thank you for the sacrifice - We'll forever be grateful
Tutuzela Balintulo
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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I am so glad that I am able to teach my 4 year old daughter the lessons Madiba taught us. What a wonderful way of learning what it means to forgive, to accept and love each other.
Ine-lize
Pretoria, South Africa
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Mr. Mandela I thank you for giving millions of people freedom, and your humanity we can all learn from. Bless you Madiba may your legacy live on through everyone.
Chris Chennell
High Wycombe, UK
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I am also a sinner trying to be a saint -- Mandela has given me a greater purpose to serve humanity :-)
Antonio Maceo
York, Pennsylvania
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We will forever celebrate your formidable achievements and cherish your principles. You have done your part, go well Tata Madiba
Thabang Lebea
Alberton, South Africa
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Camagu Yem yem...Qhawe lama qhawe. I shall not shed a tear but I will wear a smile to celebrate a life that changed millions of lives, including mine.
Joy Sixholo
Cape Town, South Africa
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"Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage; Minds innocent and quiet take that for a hermitage.." - Andrew Lovelace Thank you, Nelson Mandela for being a Wayshower for humanity. All LOVE
Martha Magee
New York City
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To Tutu -- the dislocation of Mandela's presence is in our memories not in his body, yet I still understand the honor you cherish him with. This is my mother, part of half the sky raisers.
Jason Hoobler
USA
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Siyabonga Madiba for your example, your dignity, your grace. I regret that I didn't get to meet you in person but I wish you well on your final journey home. Uxolo Madiba. Hamba Kahle.
Alycia Hutchisson
USA
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Baba Mandela: I saw you in Oak., CA when you came. The spirit of the place was electric. Thank you for shinning your light on the world. You are truly free now!
Carla
California, USA
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I thank you Mandela for you are the Man of Truth, Justice, Reconciliation, Liberty, Freedom Just Peace Progress and Love.
JADA
Juba South Sudan.
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#MyMandela A photo from the 60's watching over a seemingly hopeless fight for what is right in one country, walking back out into the world, teaching us all how hard but achievable that goal is.
Kate Anderson
London, UK
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NELSON MANDELA has gone "HOME". . We all suffer a great loss with the passing of NELSON MANDELA. A humble superb Inspiration to me and millions of people around our World...
Michael A Riddell
Redhead Village, Australia
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R.I.P. Madiba
Eliane Lemos
Brazil
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He forgave his opponents, which was remarkable. But even more striking is that he did not impose shame upon them. Instead he invited them to feel pride in the new world he created. He will be missed!
Edward Cameron
New York
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May the Good Lord grant his soul a peaceful rest! We thank Madiba for his life on earth!! I strive everyday to live by his example....do good to conquer evil. Never hate, even those who mistreat you.
A.Mensah
West Chester,PA
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Who you are for me Madiba is distinction integrity, peace, love, humility, forgiveness, courage, contribution and being a beacon of hope! We will cherish and rejoice your life, your contributions...
Swati Save
Bombay
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Mandela taught my generation that “Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that great generation."
Michael Boampong
Ghana/USA
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Thank you Madiba. I know you are singing and dancing with the crowds welcoming you through that 'door'. You have left the most beautiful fragrance. We breathe and it opens our hearts. True Ubuntu.
Roisin O'Connor
U.K.
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Long live the inspiration of Madiba. You will be sorely missed, but your impact on life on Earth survives forever.
Deanna Taylor
Utah, United States
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Mandela, thank you for having been on Earth.Thank you for all your your work.. You were compassion in motion, an example for all humanity. Thank you, Mandela, and rest in peace in love. <3
mathilde kuiper
the netherlands
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Madiba, you taught the world to forgive, reconcile, but most of all to love the humanity in all! May the world honour you in upholding your principles, and move towards the vision you have shown us.
Liz van der Jagt
South Africa
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You taught us humility, patience and love. Gave us strength to aspire to get education even if we fail along the way but most of all you sacrificed your life for us. RIP TATA
Gregory Matjabe
Pretoria, South Africa
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Izwe lonke lilahlekelwe iqhawe lamaqhawe. Ulale ngoxolo mongameli uMadiba
Senzo
Scholar
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Madiba, we could never forget you. By your selfless example you have shown us what we can do if we work together for good. So great was the grace you had; you'll be sorely missed!
Femi Balogun
Kent, England
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Madiba Mandela, a towering iconic figure in life and an even greater figure in death. A hero of all time who was held in the highest esteem, would be greatly missed. Rest in peace and rise to glory.
HRH Idiagboff-Prince
Finland

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