A great man has passed, and like all great men he left his beacon of hope. Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday, 5th December at age 95, was the most important leader in South Africa’s history and one of the global giants of his time. He was one of the greatest examples of how to rise above, to overcome, and he used his skill in managing the transition from apartheid without widespread violence, repression, or economic collapse. A Nobel Peace Prize-winner, politician and activist, he spent his life fighting racial injustice in South Africa.
“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite …” (Nelson Mandela – Long Walk to Freedom)
To a job well done Mr. Mandela; Rest in Peace.