Goodbye Tata Madiba

December 16, 2013

There are so many ways I wanted to write this post. From the wonderful kids I met after they paid tribute at Sandton (above) to the late former head of state, Nelson Mandela to actually not even writing a post – I thought it would have been best. I still cannot believe the world’s greatest man and leader is no more.

I’ve been tweeting several quotes but mainly retweeting all the news of Madiba’s passing. I have been doing so much related to his passing at work that I felt it would be best to leave my own thoughts out and away from my blog. I recently reviewed the beautiful Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom movie and interviewed the director, Justin Chadwick.

Words actually cannot sum up the amount of respect I held for this man as well as gratitude. He saved South Africa, he saved us. Without him, I probably would not be writing this post or even trying to reach my dreams – goals, dreams and aspirations were near non-existent for people of colour in the old South Africa. It’s amazing to think that Apartheid was really just the other day.

I always wanted to meet Madiba, but sadly never did.. I, as well as the rest of the youth, will continue to keep his legacy alive. He may be gone physically, but his spirit will forever live on in this country, as well as the world. After 27 years in prison and actively changing a nation, he is finally at peace.

Thank you for existing and teaching us so much.

We will always love you Tata Madiba, may you Rest in Peace.

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