Liyibekile inqawa ixhego. The world is in mourning for the great tree has fallen. ..
I’m so saddened by the passing of Tata Nelson Mandela, it’s as if I knew him personally. We all knew it was going to happen sooner or later but one is never prepared when it actually happens. Tata has lived his life and it is safe to say he is now in a better place with no physical pain. He has sacrificed his freedom and his life for our liberation.
What I took from his life is his humility and how he embraced his upbringing and his roots. A man that had professional chefs preparing his delicious, he could have chosen any dish but he still enjoyed the food that he grew up with, dishes such as umphokoqo and umngqusho even amasi esela (sour milk from a calabash). He was grounded for a man of his status.
We are blessed to have lived in his era, now it is our duty to continue with his legacy and everything that he stood for, love, peace, forgiveness, humility etc.
My prayers are wit his family. May they find strength during this time and may we as a nation continue to celebrate the life of Tata Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela.
Rest in Peace Tata.
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One of the great honors of my life was to be invited to Nelson Mandela's home, spend private time and get to know him http://t.co/IfZKtgvlU8
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