Monday, 18 July 2016

Nelson Mandela: Remembering A Legend

Nelson Mandela
Today marks exactly four years since the exit of a true leader, an icon, a legend, an activist, a lover of all irrespective of colour religion or political border, a mentor, a lover of peace equity and justice, an epitome of selfless service to humanity.
Mandela with Michelle Obama and daughters
All observe one more time a lifetime silence for a man of valor......LATE PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA A.K.A MADIBA
Mandela with Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwean President)
He was the first President of South Africa, holding office from10 May 1994 – 14 June 1999, with Thabo Mbeki as Deputy, Preceded by F. W. de Klerk as State President and Succeeded by Thabo Mbeki.
Mandela with Actor Morgan Freeman
Born Rolihlahla Mandela
18 July 1918 Mvezo, Cape Province, Union of South Africa, He Died on the 5th of December 2013 (aged 95) in
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.
Mandela with US President George Bush
He was buried at the Mandela Graveyard Qunu, Eastern Cape. He was a South African and belongs to the Political party African National Congress. Other political affiliation he belonged to is the South African Communist Party.
Mandela with late Whitney Houston
He was married to Evelyn Ntoko Mase (from 1944 to 1958), Winnie Madikizela (from 1958 to  1996) and
Graça Machel (from 1998 till his death in 2013).
Mandela with the late king of pop ‘Michael Jackson’ (my favourite)
His Children are; Thembekile Mandela, Makaziwe Mandela, Makgatho Mandela, Makaziwe Mandela, Zenani Mandela, Zindziswa Mandela.
His Alma mater were the University of Fort Hare, UoL External Programme, University of South Africa, University of the Witwatersrand.
Mandela with former US president ‘Jimmy Carter’ and Actor ‘Will Smith’
During his life time, Mandela was an Activist, a Politician, a Philanthropist, a Lawyer, a Religion Methodist, and was known for his notorious Anti-Apartheid Movement.
Mandela with football legend ‘David Beckham'
Here are few awards from the shelve of the late Icon;
1. Sakharov Prize (1988)
2. Bharat Ratna (1990)
3. Nobel Peace Prize (1993)
4. Order of Lenin
5. Presidential Medal of Freedom
His Notable work ‘Long Walk to Freedom’ was an autobiography of himself and a novel which was said to be one of the greatest of all time and also produced into a spell bound movie.
Mr and Mrs Mandela with Oprah Winfrey
He was Nicknamed ‘Madiba’ which means power and also Tata and Dalibunga were the nicknames given to the late South African President.
Mandela with Janet Jackson
Mandela with late legendary boxer ‘Muhammad Ali'

Here are few quotes from the Legend himself

"Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end."

"It always seems impossible until it's done."

"If I had my time over I would do the same again. So would any man who dares call himself a man."

"I like friends who have independent minds because they tend to make you see problems from all angles."

"Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people."

"A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of."

"Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do."

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."

"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."

"Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies."

"Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front."

"Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again."

A winner is a dreamer who never gives up

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but rising every time we fall__

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