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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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RIP Madiba I will always carry your message of Ubuntu in my heart and try to follow it in my thoughts and deeds.
Kanupriya
Mumbai, India
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RIP - your love, sacrifice, duty, loyalty and forgiveness will stand for all time. Our thoughts to his family.
Jane Rutledge
New Zealand
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My old friend you shall live on live on for eons in the eye of the bird, in the smile of the hyena and in the beating hearts of all enlightened human beings Thank you for being you Aroha Nui whanauxxx
Brent D Gilbert
New Zealand
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Mandela's 1990 visits to the UK and US among others after his release reinforces my commitment to Love..to teach myself to love both those who stood by you and those who didn't! An act of GOD!
Egwumba
Lagos
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The power of your spirit lives on and will help us to truly be our brothers keeper.
Ray Aubrey
Cleveland, TN USA
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He will always stand as an example to the world of what is possible. He was a true blessing to the world his legacy will continue to grow. Long live Mr Mandela and long live his memory!
John Brereton
New Castle, DE
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God was here on earth among us in this truly great human being. May Mandela's life and work be not in vain but now become a turning point in our history.
Cath McEwen
Australia
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Tears flow for our Madiba tonight, but our hearts will forever sing because you were here... Thank you Tata. We love you.
Susan
Johannesburg, South Africa
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He was SA's and perhaps even the world greatest leader. A beacon of hope and a symbol of unity- he achieved all this through practicing simple humane principles. I am so sad I will never meet him!
Shenaaz Chenia
Johannesburg - South Africa
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thank you, rolihlahla!!!
ursula
vienna
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Madiba, thanks forte showing us the meaning of ubuntu. We love you
Paolo
Italy
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So sad but so grateful for his leadership and examples, his love of humanity and desire for a better world for all of us.
Julie Isaac
Canada
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Mandela showed us that the path to achieve the true potential of humanity is in love, truth and especially in forgiveness
Thiago Casagrande
São Paulo, Brazil
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To Madiba, We marched for you to be free and you helped to change our world. You have inspired me to be the best I can be and to encourage my children. I salute you great father. Grace Graham
Grace Graham
London, England
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The World has lost a shining star, one whose love, compassion & dedication to an ideal, whose existence has illuminated the possibilities inherent in all of ours. He was Madiba us all. Adieu Mandela!
Dokun Oyenuga
Lagos, Nigeria
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I am deeply moved to embrace and live Madiba's wisdom. Such an enormous void can only be filled with the determination to carry out his vision of unity for humanity. RIP beautiful soul
Treacy O'Connor
Dublin, Ireland
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Mandela has always been a source of inspiration and hope for me. I cried when I heard the news of his passing, but now he can finally rest. We love you Madiba... all your Rainbow people love you. xxoo
Consuelo Heath
Tennessee, USA
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Oh sweet one...you have risen from Elder to Ancestor. Forever guiding us still.
Lee Riddell
Upstate New York
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Heaven has gained the brightest star as the greatest man to walk this earth leaves us.God bless Madiba may you rest in peace As you leave us the rainbow in our nation must remain
Kaeli Gibson
london
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Madiba é fonte eterna de inspiração. Nunca sucumbiu diante dos piores inimigos, e nunca se deixou dominar pelo ódio. Seu legado é o provar o poder do amor. Descanse em paz, Grande Espírito da África!
Pablo Saturnino Braga
Rio de Janeiro
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Thank you, Nelson Mandela, for witnessing to the things in life that really matter: truth, justice, equality, and love.
John O'Donnell
Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada
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The world over will remember Nelson Mandela for centuries for the risks he took and challenges he over came so that life can be noble and have a meaning. Each generation can make a difference.
Collen Saudu
Botswana
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His action went beyond the struggle for a free South Africa. It illustrated the struggle to liberate human beings from the shackles both of racism and of revenge.
Fernando H Cardoso
Brazil
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He teaches us the importance of justice, redemption,words with actions, commitment and endurance, faithfulness and love. RIP. <3
Yonara Santana
Brazil
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No one else in our lifetime has made such a lasting mark on our minds and attitudes, all across the world, as Nelson Mandela.
Gro Harlem Brundtland
Norway
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Madiba showed the people of the world that great nations are built with moral courage and collective strength, with justice and equal opportunity, with love and forgiveness, with vision and wisdom.
Ela Bhatt
India
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Mandela's ideal and that he was famously prepared to die for it should forever remain an inspiration to us to continue the fight against inequality and domination of any group of people over another.
Adam Davis
London
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Madiba deixa um legado de luta pela justiça, igualdade e liberdade para o mundo. Foi um pacifista dos mais violentos, mas pelo seu exemplo de vida. Sua luz não se apagará. Viva Madiba!
Lucas Máximo
Brazil

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