vendredi 6 décembre 2013


Todays blog post is dedicated to Nelson Mandela who passed away last night.
Photograph taken by Naashan Zalk, friend and film-maker, in 2008;
" I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live in harmony with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for, and to see realized. But my Lord, if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die."
- Nelson Mandela, defense statement during the Rivonia Trial, 1964.

Madiba, as he was fondly known to all us South Africans, was one of these great men that walked the earth. I feel very priviledged to have had the opportunity to have met and shake the hand of such a great person. Anyone who has met Madiba will tell you that it's a moment you'll never forget.

Nelson Mandela bought peace to a country that was on the brink of cival war and he united a divided nation. It is amazing the difference this one person made in the hearts of his friends, enemies and detractors.

Madiba will live on in the hearts of all and may we never forget what a long walk it was to freedom!

Madiba our moral compass is GONE .... What a pity for the world, but for HIM, it was a great life and time to go ...VIVA MADIBA ... Hamba Gahle!!

Ps: Here is a link to a brillant article dedicated to Mandela's memory.

A mes lectures francophone, je suis desolée qu'il n'y a pas de traductions en français pour ce post. Je ne saurais pas m'exprimer aussi bien en français. C'était mon hommage à Nelson Mandela ... un grand homme.

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