The passing of a legend-Nelson Mandela is dead

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rest in peace.
 

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How will this affect the peace of South Africa?
 
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Rest in heaven.....
 
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How will this affect the peace of South Africa?
Sure there are challenges there still but I think it's a fairly stable country at this point. And Mandela hasn't been active in politics for a while, which is understandable - he was 95 when he died!

He and Desmond Tutu were the right men in the right place at the right time, to guide South Africa through a transition with minimal trauma. In most other countries there would have been tremendous violence in retribution for past injustices.

RIP, what an inspiring life!
 
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Rest in peace!
 
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God bless him
 
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Looking for a quick quote, to summarize his life, I found a nice tribute video:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2013/12/05/nelson-mandela-quotes/3775255/

I wonder how many people would have died, had South Africa followed in our footsteps, and gone the civil war route.

According to Wiki, 2% of America's population died during our war. South Africa has roughly 50,000,000 inhabitants. That correlates to 1,000,000 people, dead.

I wonder how many people died at the hands of the Umkhonto we Sizwe.

Godspeed Nelson, and thank you.

ps. OMG! He was Royalty!

A Xhosa born to the Thembu royal family
King Nelson. I like that. :smile:
 

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