Saturday, 14 December 2013

Nelson Mandela's final journey to the Union Buildings 13th December 2013

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918- 2013)
Tata, today Corinne, our daughter Tarryn and myself came to bid a final farewell to you.
Both our daughters were privileged to be born into the “Madiba” era and thankfully so.
You have been a beacon of light to all South Africans about reconciliation, forgiveness and above all, humility.
You leave a legacy for coming generations to follow. A legacy that may never be quite attained again, and you have done so with such dignity.
In every century a world leader of note is born, you were one of those leaders.
It is with extreme sadness that we stood filled with a deep sense of loss and full of emotion at the side of the road as the cortege passed. Farewell Tata, may you rest in peace.
I took some photographs, which I share, so that I can one day relate the story of your life and explain with pictures how we said our farewell to you to our grandchildren.

"Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity."
– Nelson Mandela

I also took advantage of the aviation moments that presented over or near our house :)

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