"During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination and I have fought against black domination I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die" - Nelson Rohihlahla Mandela, April 20 1964
Every now and again the world is gifted a truly exceptional human being as a shining example to us all. Nelson Mandela showed us such exceptional dignity in life, a life fulfilled like no other, his leadership transforming not only his nation and continent, his patient yet catalytic determination galvanising the human spirit throughout the world.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Madiba's wife Graca, and the entire Mandela family.
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