Nelson Mandela, he was South Africa’s first black president, he was the greatest icon who fought against the racism, he spent over 27 years in prison, he was the leader to bring democracy in his country, died Thursday the 5th December at his home in a suburb of Johannesburg Houghton at the age of 95.
In a television presence soon after Mandela’s death the current President Jacob Zuma addressed to the nation that, “Our nation has lost its greatest son”. “His tireless struggle for freedom earned him the respect of the world. His humility, his compassion and his humanity earned him their love.”
The president called Mr. Mandela’s death as “the moment of our deepest sorrow,” “South Africa’s thoughts were now with the former president’s family”. He also said, “They have sacrificed much and endured much so that our people could be free”.
Mandela who was in power as president for just five years was the figure of enormous moral influence to all over the world, he was the symbol of revolution, resistance and triumph over racial discrimination.
He quoted, “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion”.
For his contribution to the talks with the government of South Africa Nelson Mandela and F. W. D. Clark received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. The world really lost an icon but it is believed that he will always be remembered in the heart of the people of the world for all his fighting’s over racism and novelty towards humanity.