Today is indeed a sad day for South Africa. We woke up to the tragic news that we have lost the most inspirational South African who ever lived – a man who touched the lives of millions around the world.
In my travels across the globe, when I tell people that I am from South Africa, the first thing they usually respond with is “Ah, Mandela”. In the Middle East one day, my husband was struggling to explain to a non-English speaking Arab that he was from South Africa – until he mentioned Mandela. The man then knew instantly where he was from. Nelson Mandela was synonymous with South Africa, humility and forgiveness. He made us a proud nation!
Rest in Peace, Nelson Mandela. You will truly be missed.