Words cannot express the gratitude I feel towards this legendary man, Nelson Mandela, Father of our nation, South Africa. Even in death he has not only united a nation but the world.
Tata, I never met you, talked with you, Laughed with you or cried with you, but I know deep down in my heart I love you. Thank you for your bravery and courage in the face of fear and your belief in the small dim light in all of us that began to shine brighter with your careful wisdom and guidance.
You were an ordinary man, who accomplished extraordinary feats, with your willingness to overcome society’s perception of how the world should be.
They say we will never find anyone like you again … you have proven we have it in all of us to do the impossible.
It’s your time to rest now Tata, May the rainbows we see remind us of you and the colours you brought to South Africa.
NKOSI SIKELEI IAFRIKA (GOD BLESS AFRICA)
Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrika (God Bless Africa)
Maluphakanyisw’ uphondo lwayo (Let Africas horn be raised)
Yizwa imithandazo yethu, (Listen also to our prayers)
Nkosi sikelela, thina lusapho lwayo.(Lord bless us, we are the family of Africa)
Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso,(Lord bless our nation)
O fedise dintwa le matshwenyeho,(stop wars and suffering)
O se boloke, O se boloke setjhaba sa heso,(save it , save our nation)
Setjhaba sa, South Afrika — South Afrika (the nation of South Africa – South Africa)
Uit die blou van onse hemel, (From the blue of our heavens)
Uit die diepte van ons see,(from the depths of our seas)
Oor ons ewige gebergtes, (over our everlasting mountains)
Waar die kranse antwoord gee,(where the cliffs give answer)
Sounds the call to come together,
And united we shall stand,
Let us live and strive for freedom
In South Africa our land.
Rest in Peace Tata Madiba