A Solemn Day

Nelson Mandela passed away today. He was 95.

I am not going to pretend to know all the details about his life or the intricacies of his struggle. What I do know is that he inspired a generation around change and equality. It was not just his philosophy that inspired so many…it was his action too.

He was and will always be the purest definition of ubuntu.

  • Israel

    When I hear his name I will always remember the video from Jaunty (or somewhere around that time), of him explaining the concept of Ubuntu. It is such a wonderful concept that we know in our hearts as children. It is a sad day for the people of South Africa. I hope they continue to have Ubuntu for each other, and build on his legacy.

  • Jaysen Naidoo (ZA)

    Agreed, although not only for each other but for all humanity, as by his example: “Our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians”— Nelson Mandela, 1997 – http://www.anc.org.za/show.php?id=3384