The revered former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela had died yesterday, December 5, 2013. He was ninety five years old. He was called the icon of freedom. He was the first who fought against racial segregation or apartheid.
He was a man who knows how to stand for the right. He loves his country and upheld the rights of his countrymen and he succeeded. He spent twenty seven years in prison, but that did not sway his desire, it didn’t crush his spirit. In the end he became the first black President of South Africa.
“Though he was in power for only five years, Mandela was a figure of enormous moral influence the world over – a symbol of revolution, resistance and triumph over racial segregation.”
The world lost a Man, who was an example to the young people. To live a life of unselfishness and sacrifice for the good of others. His influence was felt by the world over; his life is a constant memory of equality among men. He spent his life with teaching the young, encouraging the old and his heart was filled with humanitarian causes.
His life was meaningful because he knew how to live it.
The world mourns for Nelson Mandela, I do too. Now that he was gone, I believe that his influence will linger. He left a legacy, that a person must have noble aspirations. His name will always be remembered and his advocacy will always be cherished. Rest in Peace Nelson “Madiba” Mandela.