The World has just lost the global icon of peace, Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95, a polarizing figure of peace is now resting. Nelson Mandela, the revered South African anti-apartheid icon who spent 27 years in prison, led his country to democracy and became its first black president.
“He is now resting,” said South African President Jacob Zuma. “He is now at peace.”
“Our nation as lost his greatest son,” he continued. “Our people have lost their father.”
A state funeral will be held.
A man who inspired generation & inspired millions will be in our hearts forever more.
In his jailhouse memoirs, Mandela wrote that even after spending so many years in a Spartan cell on Robben Island – with one visitor a year and one letter every six months – he still had faith in human nature.
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion,” he wrote in “Long Walk to Freedom.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mandela family.