Mandela "has departed"

(57 Posts)
EdithWeston Thu 05-Dec-13 21:47:55

Confirmed by President Zuma

VworpVworp Thu 05-Dec-13 21:48:45

Just seen this on BBc sad
What an incredible life.

ExitPursuedByAChristmasGrinch Thu 05-Dec-13 21:49:10

RIP

EdithWeston Thu 05-Dec-13 21:50:33

Earlier thread (from start of serious illness this summer here

"what made him human is what made him great"

EdithWeston Thu 05-Dec-13 21:51:09

Official morning starts tomorrow and continues until after the funeral.

Seabright Thu 05-Dec-13 21:51:45

I know we all knew it would be soon, but I just wish he hadn't gone.

God bless him, RIP.

MikeLitoris Thu 05-Dec-13 21:52:03

Just saw this on twitter.

What a great man.

RIP

EdithWeston Thu 05-Dec-13 21:55:03
SecretSantaFix Thu 05-Dec-13 21:55:52

I am copying my post from the thread in chat

Whether he is viewed as a terrorist or freedom fighter, he stayed true to his principles and dreams.

He achieved so much against such staggering odds, it is small wonder he is revered by so many.

He is one of the most well known political figures of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, may his legacy be ongoing for freedom and equality and peace.

Cremolafoam Thu 05-Dec-13 21:56:37

sad

ExitPursuedByAChristmasGrinch Thu 05-Dec-13 21:58:11

He had such gravitas.

ThistletoeAndWine Thu 05-Dec-13 21:58:32

hmm

OhWellWhatToDo Thu 05-Dec-13 21:58:35

sad

HoneyDragon Thu 05-Dec-13 21:59:58

sad RIP

Longdistance Thu 05-Dec-13 22:00:23

Aww, just seen this.

What a great man he was.

RIP.

StillSlightlyCrumpled Thu 05-Dec-13 22:01:17

RIP. What a legacy. sad

usualsuspect Thu 05-Dec-13 22:01:59

What a great man he was.

RIP.

VerySmallSqueak Thu 05-Dec-13 22:02:23

RIP Nelson Mandela.

Sleep well.

SecretSantaFix Thu 05-Dec-13 22:03:41

What a dignified and appropriate tribute read by Jacob Zuma.

ShamTech (MNHQ) Thu 05-Dec-13 22:03:44

Very sad.

So sad and such an inspiring man.

ExitPursuedByAChristmasGrinch Thu 05-Dec-13 22:04:25

Gone home.

DoctorTwo Thu 05-Dec-13 22:04:38

What a great man. In a way I'm glad, as he's no longer suffering, but it's still sad, sad news.

sad RIP

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