Saturday, December 7, 2013

South African Nelson Mandela: Anti-apartheid Icon Left World Marking Footprints on Millions of Hearts

Anti-apartheid Icon Nelson Mandela
South African Nelson Mandela: Anti-apartheid Icon Left World Marking Footprints on Millions of Hearts

The Legend Nelson Mandela Died

The former president of South Africa and icon of anti-apartheid, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela passed away of lung infection at 95 in Houghton, Johannesburg. In the presence of his family, he breathed his last at his home on 5 December, 2013 at 8: 50 p.m. (local time).

Nelson Mandela
Mandela: A hero who marked triumph over fear

The World Is Mourning for Nelson Mandela's Death

On 6 December, President Jacob Zuma announced his death on South Africa’s nationally televised program saying “Our nation has lost its greatest son”. He mentioned this time as “the moment of deepest sorrow” and declared a mourning period of 10 days nationally.

The Funeral of Nelson Mandela

The FNB Stadium of Johannesburg will witness the official memorial service on 10 December 2013. From 11 to 13 December, Nelson will lie in state at Union building (Pretoria) to receive honor before state funeral at Qunu on 15 December 2013.

Nelson Mandela
Nelson: A man who ruled over the hearts of millions

Nelson Mendala: The Revolutionary Politician and Mahatma Gandhi of South Africa

Nelson survived in prison for 27 years due to his gesture of defiance against the brutal and racist system in his country. He led his nation to democracy and got the honor of becoming the first black president of South Africa. A winner over racial segregation, Nelson is an exemplar of resistance, who gave new meanings to revolution. He brought humanitarian causes to light and raised millions for such causes.

Nelson Mandela Award
Nelson Mandela receiving award

Nelson Mandela Died: His Words Still Inspiring Millions of People

This inspiration of various celebrities and leaders got honored by many Awards and Honors including Nobel Peace Prize and Bharat Ratna. His deeds led him to Soviet Order of Lenin and US Presidential Medal of Freedom.

His ‘Long Walk to Freedom’ says that we are not born hating others on account of their background, religion or color of skin and if we can learn to hate, then we also can be taught to love.

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Nelson has struggled a lot for fulfilling his dream of ‘beautiful Africa’. He was not only a politician, but also a philanthropist and social activist. He gave the message of conquering the fear to obtain courage. One in a million, Nelson left legacy of real bravery and the spirit of liberty.

Nelson Mandela waving to mass
Nelson Mandela waving to audience

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