A Great South African
by Ronwyn Hughes
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The announcement on the 5th of December of the death of our country's first African President, his honourable Mr. Nelson Mandela, has left a gap in the hearts of many South Africans.
The sacrifice and dedication of this man who gave his life for the fight for the equality of all South Africans both black, white, coloured and indian has made a mark on not only our country but the world over.
Though we will miss his physical presence amongst us we have a legacy of wisdom, forgiveness and compassion that he has left with us.
We can give thanks to God for the wonderful gift which He bestowed on us when He gave us a leader willing to serve his nation, even if that service would have led to death.
In loving memory of Nelson Mandela!
Posted By Ronwyn Hughes to GrowingwithGod by Ronwyn at 12/08/2013 09:31:00 PM
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It is very interesting to note the parallel that exists between Nelson Mandella and Dr. Martin Luther King. They both fought against racial inequality; they both did it nonviolently, and they both spent time in prison. He was indeed a great person, turning the tide on something that had gone for decades. He left his mark on history.