Friday, 6 December 2013
It is with great sadness that I have heard the news that South Africa's first black President and anti-apartheid revolutionary icon has died at the age of 95. A freedom fighter of long inspiration, who stood for justice, freedom and solidarity, with his selfless struggle for human dignity, equality and freedom. A true man of the people, his life of courage and fighting back is a testement to us all.
Today we grieve but we should all, also continue his struggle for a better world.We must carry on the fire of resistance, this should be the everlasting legacy to this great man.
The fight continues.
' I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.'
'Any man or institution that tries to rob me of my dignity will lose.'
'I stand here before you not as a prophet, but as a humble servant of you, the people.'
'Where globalization means, as it often does that the rich and powerful now have new means to further enrich and empower themselves at the cost of the poor and weaker, we have a resposibility to protest in the name of universal freedom.'
'We know to well our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians.'
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela