OT: Madipa (Nelson Mandela) - RIP
Posted by: Laurent ()
Date: December 08, 2013 05:48PM

As a South African by heart, the passing of Madipa is the greatest loss. Mandela was everything a human being should be. I cannot think of any other public figure that sacrificed and gave so much. He had charisma like no other.

I used to live in SA when he was President. Funnily enough, I "met" him in a shopping center. His bodyguards were making room, pushing shoppers to the side and I got caught for a brief moment between them and him. I waved at him, he waved back and then, quickly, one of his very impressive bodyguards politely put me on the "right" side of Mandela. People, mostly Whites at the time, Sandton City still being mostly visited by White customers (today it is fully mixed), simply started applauding him!

Madipa was a legend. One of the greatest human beings ever, if not THE greatest. The world is definitively a sadder place without him. RIP

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OT: Madipa (Nelson Mandela) - RIP390 Laurent 12/08/2013 05:48PM
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