The photo on page 19 in yesterday’s Cape Argus (fans at Cape Town Stadium for the Mandela memorial): how I so wish Madiba could have seen how much Capetonians love him. It would make him so proud.
Mandela was more than “just a man”. He, like Gandhi and Mother Teresa, and many others of similar ilk, clearly revealed the essence of God’s love and also radiated God’s presence within him. – Guy, Plumstead.
Madiba, a beautiful soul both in life and death. May you sleep soundly in the knowledge that the Grace of our Heavenly Father will bring you eternal peace. – Veriza, Cape Town
Madiba is the ultimate symbol of humanism. His death marks the beginning of the revival of the humanist economy. People before profit and power. – Karl Smith
There is not to be found in all history a man like Mandela. – M Ismail
From Mandela, who was a great man with intelligent vision for our country, to Malema and Zuma and the corrupt ANC. What a disaster. – RC
Don’t you think it is the right time now to recall Jacob Zuma, ANC?
Tell people the truth about Mandela. – a saint he definitely was not. – VG Behrens
Through the medium of the Argus, I would like to salute our armed forces for a job well done. – Shiraz
We applaud the many stores closing on Sunday, December 15, as a mark of respect to Madiba, but how many companies will pay their staff for this day?
Mike C from Newlands, it’s not idiotic; Guy Macleod is allowed his thoughts about renaming South Africa with the name Mandela, just like you are allowed yours.
I attended a memorial service for Madiba on Thursday night and like President Barack Obama said – they say they do, but do not live by his ideals. It is fine giving a young man an opportunity, but he spoke so long thus denying others the chance to be on the TV recording as well.
So they pick a schizophrenic to be the official sign-language interpreter. Standing a few metres from Obama and other VIPs. What a joke if it wasn’t so sad. It’s an indication of what the country has become. – Ivan
So the deaf sign-language interpreter allegedly has a long criminal record. Where was the peanut cluster when he got his security clearance? – Beryl
Even the death of Madiba could not stop Ben Levitas from engaging in his usual propaganda. – AK
Winnie Mandela of course had to try to steal the limelight. Why couldn’t she have greeted Graça Machel in private. Thank the Lord that Graça gave Madiba 15 years of love and happiness.
I and many worldwide will never stop giving Mandela all the glory for the love and compassion God exhibited in him to liberate this country from inhumanity. He will always be applauded and remembered. Better still, I support Guy Macleod’s idea of renaming South Africa Mandela. Viva Madiba. – Roshan Plumstead
I think the interpreter at Madiba’s farewell might have spoken in a forked tongue. – Ben, Vredehoek.
It has been determined who the perpetrators of the heckling at FNB stadium memorial service for Madiba were. The followers of that anarchist Malema – obviously sour grapes for having been disciplined and reprimanded by Zuma for embarrassing the nation both publicly and internationally. Malema will never fill the shoes of Madiba as he has no morals nor respect for authority. All he has is popularity. He will never be a true leader. It was only a minority of unruly members who do not know the meaning of civility. EFF (Empowering fallible followers). I agree with David Biggs, not the time and the place.
David Biggs got it all wrong. When are we allowed to boo in order to express our disappointments? After midnight?
Gen Ken, your endorsement of a section of the crowd’s behaviour at Madiba’s memorial says much of you. You further state that it all has to do with people’s mood and views, so next time when people empty containers of poo and trash the CBD, just remember that it’s the people’s mood and views. Don’t be disgusted, you have endorsed unruly behaviour. – Nev, Grassy Park
Great speech by Obama. Now if only he would close down Guantanamo Bay as he promised before he was elected.
The SABC is the lie machine of the ANC.
The North Korean uncle of Kim Jung Il has been dispatched, they say. First, ritually humiliated in parliament in a civilian suit, bundled out by armed guards and executed. Makes you think of Gilbert and Sullivan and Chu Chin Chow – not to mention “a model Major-General”. Nothing changes much, it seems. – Gran, Zeekoevlei