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Death of Nelson Mandela 5th December 2013

One of the world’s most inspirational leaders and Father of South Africa Nelson Mandela died peacefully on 5th December 2013 after a long illness. At the age of 95 Nelson Mandela brought democracy to South Africa, through a spirit of forgiveness and reconciliation. Jailed for over 27 years he had only love and compassion for his jailers. “Never and never again …” was his clarion call against oppression. He did not win the battle against apartheid by himself. He worked with many people of all colours and creed, many known and sadly others now forgotten. February 11 1990 was the culmination of many people’s answer to prayer. The day he was released from prison. A few years later on 10 May 1994 he became President of South Africa – The Rainbow Nation. Here was a person who embodied the message of “Love your neighbour and Love your enemies.”  The world will truly miss him and all that he stood for.

William Ang’awa 5 December 2013

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