The world is waking up to the terrible news this morning that South Africa’s favourite son has passed away.
Nelson ‘Madiba’ Mandela passed away last night at 9pm local time after months of ill health. The grand statesman was 95 and all of us here at Lazygamer wish to send our heartfelt condolences to his family and to everyone in South Africa and the world who felt connected to Madiba.
Personally this hits me hard as there is no one else in the world who I respected more than our former president. He embodied the spirit of reconciliation and the fact that he could be so badly treated for so many years and still come out smiling and full of compassion is mind boggling.
I was coming up to completing high school when Mandela was voted in as president and in those days there were still a lot of vocal racists who predicted the end of our beautiful country. 19 years later and my life is better than ever and while there are still problems we are still truly free and we all owe Mandela for that.
We will miss you Tata, may you rest in peace and may your family and the rest of South Africa never forget the legacy and opportunity you have given us.
Last Updated: December 6, 2013
Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew
December 6, 2013 at 06:54
Rest in peace Madiba. We will all miss you and thank you so much for fighting not only apartheid but fighting for equality among all people and nations.
You are a legend and will never be forgotten
December 6, 2013 at 06:55
Really sad day for all of us. Feeling all teary today. May he rest in peace and great thanks to him for offering up his freedom so that we can have opportunities in abundance.