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News The passing of a legend-Nelson Mandela is dead

  1. Dec 5, 2013 #1


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    rest in peace.
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    How will this affect the peace of South Africa?
  4. Dec 5, 2013 #3
    Rest in heaven.....
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    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!
  7. Dec 7, 2013 #6
    God bless him
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    Looking for a quick quote, to summarize his life, I found a nice tribute video:


    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!

    King Nelson. I like that. :smile:
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