A Bob Dylan song title rings true today – “Death is not the end”.
Knocking on Heaven’s Door – RIP Tata.
RIP Madiba, one of the greatest humans to have walked on this earth. – M Ismail
A hero of humanity who made our nation an inspiration to the whole world. We love you Tata RIP.
We fully respect the fact that there will be no trading on the Parade tomorrow and on Monday due to the passing of our beloved Madiba, but after that why can’t traders work everywhere else when it is business as usual? Madiba would not have let people go hungry because they can’t trade on the Parade. May God grant his family long life and peace in their hearts.
Tata, what is on the other end of the rainbow? It’s not so nice here on this end. – LinX
Jacob Zuma needs a speech therapist and voice coach. The most important, emotional and saddest announcement he will ever have to make and he comes across as inarticulate.
Madiba. I am so sorry but there is no one that can fill your shoes. I know why, they are just too big. RIP. – Lavona Rolls
Saw photograph of Madiba’s house in Qunu in today’s Argus. Plain and simple with few buildings. Not anywhere near R200 million.There is a security fence around the property. A place of a man of integrity.
Mandela: RIP. You achieved so much. I just wish that this current bunch of jokers in government would go back, sit down and really listen to the speech you made at the Rivonia trial, what your insight for a greater South Africa was. It’s just a great shame that they are systematically destroying everything.
How rude MTN is sending SMSes cashing in on Mandela’s death.
Disappointing to get an SMS from MTN using the passing of Madiba as an advertising opportunity. – JT
Tears are not only for the death of a great man, Madiba, but for what South Africa has become since he retired.
It will certainly be impossible and highly unlikely to follow as well as uphold and fulfil the vision and aspirations of the late Tata Madiba Nelson Mandela, while we have as a government the type of marauding leeches and corrupt blood-suckers who now occupy the ANC.
Rest in peace away from this corrupt government.
Thank you President Obama for flying the flag at the White House at half mast.
So our beloved statesman is finally at rest and hopefully at peace. Go well Madiba. But what remains to be seen: will his legacy and hopes for the nation be continued, or will revolutionaries rise up for retribution, or will we rise up as a nation for restitution for it is not what he created but what he expected from everyone to pull together, for if not, the chains of oppression that he broke will go down with him to the grave. I did not have the privilege of seeing him publicly or face to face but I met his spirit and let that live in each of us. Rest in peace Madiba the son of South Africa and let Africa shine on you.– Garry
We thank our Heavenly Father for the many years he gave Nelson Mandela. Now he left us, for sure God will continue to shape South Africa according to his will. – A believer.
Nelson Mandela was a lawyer and fought for justice. Everything he did was for South Africa. He is the father of the nation. I salute you Madiba.
Our greatest sorrow is who have we got left to respect?
Madiba did more than his bit, ‘tis a pity and a tragedy his compatriots turned it all into a nightmare.
A very sad day for South Africa and indeed for the world. Sleep well my Madiba.
Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrika – Madiba showed the world that peace can be attained against all odds without conflict even after such a long time of oppression and strife. He is the greatest human the world has ever known.
RIP Nelson Mandela. May the world continue to follow in your footsteps even after your absence. Thank you for uniting a nation.
My prayers and thoughts are with your family at this time. – Glorya Alfreds
My deepest condolences at this sad time on the passing of our beloved Tata Madiba. – Stefan, Green Point
Hamba Kahle Madiba, may your dear soul rest in peace. You deserve a well-earned rest. Thank you for taking us out of the bondage of apartheid God bless your soul. – Dorothy, Retreat
What a sad day for the world. Perhaps the right time for errant and corrupt South African politicians to remember his legacy of love, forgiveness, honesty, true leadership. Forever lives his memory. – Owen Simons, Lavender Hill
You went quietly into the night Tata. Thank God for your life. Rest in peace. – Elaine
In Madiba’s memory, all our people should try to live a better life.