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Armand Blenker
Armand Blenker

A wonderful leader and example God Bless his Soul!!!

Keith Laing
Keith Laing

A great loss to humanity.  He was the university of forgiveness and will be remembered for generations.   Other world leaders could learn from him how to acquire power and still be humble.

Gary Sneag
Gary Sneag

I have no doubt that there was just one man that made the change to democracy a peaceful one in 1994.

Kelly Pyaso
Kelly Pyaso

Nelson Mandela the true leader who fought for his peoples' freedom and he succeed,however his dead is a world's regrettable.


Pawan Gupta
Pawan Gupta

One of the few to have fought actively for Human Rights is the open era after Gandhi and Martin Luther King; Nelson Mandela will always be a true peoples champion

Eva D.
Eva D.

he is on my history book


putu suardika
putu suardika

mandela is a special man with a great story oh his life

ahmed diaz ravan
ahmed diaz ravan

Nelson Mandela is very- very impectfull person in the world...

Burton Clark
Burton Clark

Mandela was not trying to overthrow the government, he was challenging the racist laws of the country. He was advocating for one man = one vote, equal rights for all was considered treason by the white settler government. The African people were forced off their traditional lands into concentration camps, this also happened to the native peoples in the USA. In fact apartheid was based on the Black Codes, laws that were in effect after the American civil war to keep Black people oppressed. After the escalation of brutal oppression, he formed the military wing of the ANC. Mandela was a freedom fighter who became the symbol of the movement in South Africa.

He became the symbol of the struggle against colonalism worldwide. That's why Ghaddafi, Arafat, Castro, IRA, India, African people worldwide supported the movement. Don't whitewash Mandela's contribution to the world, he did his job, now we must do ours.

sufiyanu nuhu
sufiyanu nuhu

Kudos, Mandela. I hope the human race will emulate your courage.

KAGISANO MOTOBAKE
KAGISANO MOTOBAKE

Help our current leaders, why cannot they emulate Nelson Mandela they are robbing us of our manhood and tell me to sit quiet.




Seemab Qadeer
Seemab Qadeer

Truly human qualities he practiced and showed the world how to bring peace and prosperity.

Ali Waqas Sandilo
Ali Waqas Sandilo

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

 Nelson Mandela

Chris Mtungwa
Chris Mtungwa

Wonder what was going through his mind at this moment. Remarkable man indeed. We miss you already, may the lord all mighty hold you and 

and keep you in eternal peace. 

Austin Maambo
Austin Maambo

Can someone please assist me with the name of the man who acted Mandela in a Mandela film,not Idris elba.Ai'nt so sure of the title,but was playing Mandela and was a lady playing as Winnie Mandela and was aired on our national television.TV Zambia

Austin Maambo
Austin Maambo

The Bible tells us that God created man in his image,and human as Mandela was ,i saw Gods image in him.The Bible puts it clear that he(Gog) is love,and the world saw what it means to love your enemy.May times we love only those who love us and fail to love our perceived enemies.This time around nearly everyone seems to be celebrating Mandela''s persona which he showed to the world while time lasted for him.Its our time as well to show love to mankind if showering praises to Mandela has to be meaningful.So,the conclusion of the matter in this case is we should appreciate God our creator because behind Mandela's goodness is God,whose image he(Mandela) was reflecting.Mandela.

Mandela's release from prison concided with my father"s(Wilson Maambo) death 11th February,1990.

Am humbled !

REX MWAKIPITI
REX MWAKIPITI

Nelson Mandela was one of the few great men the world will always remember. Rest in peace Tata

Andre van Zyl
Andre van Zyl

I watched every minute of his funeral and am now left with a deep sense of sadness that we will never see him again. He is at peace and we should be grateful that he was with us for so long.

John Kimatarle
John Kimatarle

Nelson Mandela played his part in this world, now rest in peace with the Almighty.Pray for us please.Regards.

Nancy Alvarado
Nancy Alvarado

Every man in history will be called to create change towards a more just humanity, and will have to decide if you are willing to pay the price has its contribution to the evolution

Louise Mataia-Milo
Louise Mataia-Milo

The world has lost one of its brightest lights.  Farewell Mandela, the principles you lived by and led your people  echoed around the many corners of the globe.  An inspiration to us all.

Sawa Wilao
Sawa Wilao

Nelson Mandela is one of the Icons to end racism.

Christa Lenhof
Christa Lenhof

Nelson Mandela was a man with a lot of care for other People and his Country.

Paul Birkeland
Paul Birkeland

I recall as an 11 year old naïve child living in Monrovia, Liberia in 1964, that an incredible injustice was dealt to a man in South Africa because of his belief in equality for all. I didn't quite understand how there could be so much disparity and condemnation between races. Where was the love and understanding that we were all taught to extend to others? It didn't make any sense to me. I was taught to love and respect everyone, no matter their race or creed. Nelson Mandela, sentenced to life in prison, endured 27 years of incarceration, not for any heinous crime that would warrant that sentence, but for a belief in democratic equality for all races and factions. That truly was an injustice!

I have been receiving National Geographic Magazine as a gift from my father since 1966, and I have always found something of interest within the pages of this incredible publication. I presently live in Bozeman, Montana, and it was back in 1969 that an article about grizzly bear habitat studies by John and Frank Craighead influenced me to move out west to attend college at Montana State University in 1971. And here I remain!

In the near future, I hope to see something published in Nat Geo about the changes that are happening in Liberia under the leadership of Helen Sirlief  Johnson, the first elected woman president of an African nation. With years of civil strife under Charles Taylors' rule, she has turned the tide for the better. For a country that was settled by freed slaves from America and who based their government on our own Constitution, I would like to see how things have progressed in a continent that is rift with conflict and strife.      

Vinko Stojic
Vinko Stojic

There will be no more such nation liders ever again!

Ornela Shehu
Ornela Shehu

The  best  people,lives  long than the others.

Mahdi Salari
Mahdi Salari

This man devoted all of his life on struggling with racism. When I wanted to participate in your picture competition and I encountered with your message that Iranians are forbidden to participate in the contest, I understood that how much racism would be degrading.Mandela slept but racism is still alive.


Robert. Brooks
Robert. Brooks

My father and I have been with the Geographic for 60 odd years  you deserve the Nobel prize for everything scientific.

james wade
james wade

Madiba!!!


He's a man of great integrity, loyalty and honesty... with his great work and unity he changes the entire world and it's nations...

Koen Andries
Koen Andries

Mandela stood up for human rights.

I'm awaiting the day for someone to stand up for animal rights.


Suriakant Patel
Suriakant Patel

Peace will only reign when colour is totally abolish from the human mind.

He successfully led a small nation in achieving this. Can the rest of the world follow? 

Roy Penaloza
Roy Penaloza

@Koen Andries Koen, Thank you very much for opening this subject.  Around the World animals are being kill, abandoned, inhumanly mistreated,  I hope  that change will come soon, very soon. I am dreaming that, for domestic and wild animal as well.

Molly N
Molly N

@Koen Andries It has to be soon.. the movement is gaining momentum. We must all individually stand up for animal rights and one day something will change. 

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