RIP Nelson Mandela: The Death of an African Icon

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I didn’t post about this earlier, I needed for it to sink in and pray that Mandela’s death is not the end of an era with true selfless African leadership with a real spirit of ubuntu/hunhu.

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As a Zimbabwean who lived in South Africa for more than five years, has South African family and being from a country right next door to South Africa, I was very affected by his death. Our history (Zimbabwe) is tied very closely to South Africa, with us having similar experiences in being freed from oppression by our colonialists. South Africa’s battle was on a much larger scale though. On a continent rife with power-hungry leaders who only care about enriching themselves and their relatives and friends, Mandela was a beacon of hope. A man who with his life showed how to forgive, how to be humbly serve his people and fight radically for what you believe.

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Rest in Peace Mandela, we will really miss you and are so thankful for the example you gave to mankind.

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