When Oprah thought she didn’t have 10 days’ worth talk for the mighty Madiba

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]oday 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: