Today marks five years since Nelson Mandela passed on in 2013. The world is reflecting on the legacy he left for the nation and his contribution to democracy that changed the country to be a better one for all.
Madiba once said, “When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.” This best attests to the selfless work he has done and is now resting in peace.
Oprah Winfrey recalls a ‘Mandela’ story
Oprah Winfrey recalled a humorous tale in the Imbizo Hall at the University of Johannesburg where the Nelson Mandela Foundation hosted a dialogue in celebration of women and #16DaysofActivism titled Is’thunzi Sabafazi (Dignity of women)
“Nelson Mandela said I must stay at his home. I said, ‘Like, in the house? Like, the same place you sleep?’ He said, ‘Yes, you will stay in Qunu’,” said media mogul Oprah Winfrey in Johannesburg on Thursday.
“I kept asking who stays in someone’s house for 10 days and 10 nights? I don’t have 10 days’ worth of conversation. My life partner Stedman (Graham) then said, ‘It’s Nelson Mandela, you don’t have to speak, you just listen.'”
This is what people are saying on Madiba’s 5th death anniversary:
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
– Nelson Mandela
— Praful Patel (@praful_patel) December 5, 2018
#RememberingMandela "For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." #NelsonMandela #Mandela100 #Tata #Madiba #BeTheLegacy #LivingWithPurpose #Mandela pic.twitter.com/H6QgBoCV6c
— Miss Earth SA (@missearth_sa) December 5, 2018
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
– Nelson Mandela
— Keloing (@CHEE52711) December 5, 2018
He ddnt have a chance to raise his biological kids but he came out to raise not just #SouthAfrica but nations. If we all can have the same mentality to serve and be the agents of peace, the world can be a better place #NelsonMandela pic.twitter.com/E89sNgQS2V
— JamesJnr (@nhlanhla_nyawo) December 5, 2018
— Marta Santos Pais (@SRSGVAC) December 4, 2018