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Africa's Greatest Son - Nelson Mandela


by Sid Wahi 0

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President Jacob Zuma appreciates Mandela

South African President Jacob Zuma said the country would continue drawing lessons from the life of Nelson Mandela. Zuma thanked the former president for the work that he had done during his life. He said that Madiba taught people to love those different from themselves and quoted late statesman's words: I hate race discrimination most intensely and all its manifestations. I have fought all my life; I fight now, and will do so until the end of my days.

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Banda bids farewell to Madiba

SADC Chairperson, President Joyce Banda reflects on her meeting of former President Nelson Mandela. Banda also spoke of the role Mandela played within the SADC region while praising Winnie

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The life and times of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela's grandson, Ndaba, reads his grandfather's obituary.

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Africa's greatest son

AU Chairperson, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn spoke of Nelson Mandela as one of the continents greatest sons. Desalegn describes Madiba as an iconic figure and exceptional contribution to humanity..

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Kathrada's last memory of Madiba

Friend and fellow political activist, Ahmed Kathrada, speaks of his companionship with Nelson Mandela. He remembered the last time he saw his friend at the hospital and how this experience broke his heart. He says during his visit at the hospital he saw a man who was reduced to a shadow of himself.

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Farewell from a granddaughter

Granddaughter Nandi Mandela speaks of how her grandfather, Nelson Mandela led by example. His mission in life was to make the lives of the underprivileged better.

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Going down memory lane with anzanian President Jakaya Kikwete

Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete, told tales of about Nelson Mandela's African travels. Kikwete spoke of how Mandela was as much a leader to Tanzania as he was to South Africa. He said Madiba left behind a vibrant legacy and South Africans should follow in his footsteps.

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Former president of Zambia Kenneth 'KK' Kaunda speaks fondly of Nelson Mandela

Former president of Zambia Kenneth 'KK' Kaunda speaks fondly of Nelson Mandela. Kaunda told stories about the legacy of Mandela and what he stood for. He described Madiba as a 'son of the world' encouraging the world to work together.