‘He no longer belongs to us; he belongs to the ages.’ – Barack Obama.
It is a sad day for Mankind that we lose such an iconic figure for world peace. It is a shame that half of the world will be waking up to this terrible news, while the other half of us go to sleep with him in our thoughts. It is a sad day, although we appreciate the end of a long suffering that he has felt over the last few years. 95 years is an achievement in itself.
I am proud to share the early years of my life with the later years of Madiba. Our children will see his name in textbooks as we have the great men and women before our time. They may not understand the true value of his life, suffering and inspirations but it is our duty to ensure they realise his significance and the vision of racial equality and the end of all exploitations.
‘There is no passion to be found in playing small – settling for a life that’s less than the one you are capable of living.’ Rest In Peace, Madiba.
Over and Out.