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Farewell, Tata Madiba!

15 December 2013, 07:33

Nelson Mandela will be laid to rest in Qunu on Sunday. News24 Users have bid a final farewell to the icon. Read their messages here.

RIP Madiba! U will live forever in our hearts! Thank u for your sacrifices, wisdom and love! We will remember u by forgiving others and living in harmony! Our hero - god awaits u now in heavens gate! May u dance wid the stars now as ur journey on earth has cum to an end!
Tammy in Durban

May your soul rest in peace Tata , you will never be forgotten , hamba kahle Nelson Mandela.
Alex Zondi

Tata you will always be remembered, may your Soul Rest In Peace.
Laertitia Africa, Jhb

Robala Ka Kgotso Nelson Mandela . We are thankful for the legacy you have left us and we will do all the things you wanted to  mooiloop tsela tshweu  hamba kahle.
Brian Modisana, Daveyton

As much as it is time to say "goodbye Tata", it is also time to say "thank you Tata".
We will miss you. Rest in Peace. 

R I P Tata Madiba. You are a legend. I salute you. Your job is done here, rest in peace.
Rosanne Scully

Lord,God of the heaven,He is the one who sent you to this world.for you to buid him house.even if there's anyone like you,Lord God of the heaven be with him to take over were you left.
May your soul rest in His arms.

The world will never forget you, for you have been a grandfather, a father, a fellow brother, you have touched our lives in a very special way, may your soul rest in peace. Akasoze abekho.

Rest in peace TaTa. I will honour you by practising my voting right every election year.
Ofentse Tswai

Death is physical, your spirit has been separated from your body but it still lives on! Rest in peace Tata Madiba!

Your Mortal chapter is closing this Morning, but your immortal Legacy will remain with us FOREVER!!! RIP UTata! Father of Nations across the Globe! <3
Christel Strauss, Namibia

Madiba, you have fought,conquered and won for your race and now that you have cross the river clear like crystals,sleep restfully in bossom of the Lord till we part no more.Adie papa!
Temitope Oluwole, Abuja, Nigeria

Thank you for all that you have done for your people of SA and the World. May your Soul Rest in Peace Tata Nelson Mandela.
Nhlanhla Nkosi aka Sizer

Tata may your soul Rest in peace. I'm an born Free today Because of you the Father of the Nation. We lost a Hero and We will always love You.

This is the day you'll be laid to your final resting place Madiba. We thank God for sharing your life with us South Africa. Your struggle, together with all the struggle icons was not in vain. You were the beacon of hope to SA. You were a glue that held this country together.

We feel like orphans today. We don't know where we are headed as a country. May your legacy forever live on. Though we know that we are mortals and expect death to happen, we are never ready for it.

May your soul rest in peace Tata.

Thank you tata Madiba for all you have done for the country as a whole. We are where we are today because of your hard work and struggle, for that we will always be great full. May your soul rest in peace.
Lala ngoxolo Rholihlahla!

Today I stand proud to say I am a South African and I give thanks and gratitude to Tata Madiba...we Salute you...what an amzing person we thank God for your life with us..  
D Koetaan

Our President, Father of the Nation, friend to the Children and the poor. Today we have social grants, RDP houses which we never knew before.
No words can ever describe you, every word in the dictionary has already been used to describe who you were and always will be in our hearts.
The best word I could find is Thank You Tata. RIP

Bawula families

To our dearest, loving, carrying dad. Akekho oyofana nawe. Jesus was the only one there was never be another Jesus. Nelson Mandela bekunguye yedwa there will never be another Mandela.  We love u Tata.

RIP Tata!
You did so much for us, I hope we all learn from your example!
Faith Mpanza

Tata we thank you for all the work you've done for your country, you've show us love, you've given us the green light. You spent 27 behind bars but when you came out you made peace with everyone, you didn't have grudge to anyone. That shows us that we should unite and love one another to make our country a better place for everyone. Madiba, Yemyem, Ngolomsila, Velabambentsele, a chife, a former president, a lawyer by profession, a man who fought against white and black domination, a revolutional icon, MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN PEACE we will always remember and treasure you we thank you. 
Emantanjeni Embo

Tata, thank you for all that you have done for human kind. May you rest in peace, and watch over us. We love you always.
Neria and Kagiso Malefetse

RIP BELOVED TATA MANDELA. Farewell and You will be missed but never forgotten for all your good done for the nation. Forever embedded in my heart
Mrs R Gokul.

Thank you Madiba for what you did for our country. May you rest in peace.
Ellis Family, Brackenfell

Thank you for your sacrifice in uniting the people of South Africa! You will  be  always remembered! Rest in peace! Los of Love!
Ashwin - Asha - Ashen - Ashik1 Rampat

I stand to say Lala ngoxolo Tata you have done what we call ubuQhawe in Xhosa.You gave us your life your family and we say Thank you.May you keep on watching over us always.
Bongiwe Nyivana

Our lifetime Hero has fallen. Your legacy will forever live on. I personally will tell my children and grandchildren about your teachings one day. May God receive you with warm hands. My gratitude goes beyond words.May you continue looking over us as you'll be resting. I personally will dedicate my future to you and try to be a better person. I salute you my Hero!
Willian Masoga

Bon Voyage son of the soil,you have run your race with dignity and we are glad for that.May you soul rest in eternal peace. Amandla comrade.
Eugene Mathope

You have ran your race and races always come to an end and you've reached your finish line. You were such a great man who brought us Freedom and yet still are such that great man even now. God created your room long time ago and you at peace, You will be remembered from generation to generations,may the spirit of the great Gods welcome You Tata and may your respectable soul rest in paradise. Robala mokgapa o mogolo,robala Madiba,robala Dalibunga robala Mandela!!! Love you Tata#Mandela.
Lucia Maile

Rest in peace TATA Madiba, you where and still a great icons to all of us South Africans and All the people all over the world.
May your soul rest in peace
Latifa, Ameerah,Brendan

Farewell Madiba! Our Tata, our hero, our Legend, our Father, our Leader. Your legacy will live on forever. We salute you!
Ruveer Ramdhani

I was never a fan of the ANC but always a fan of Madiba! He stood a strong, tall man with love for his country. There will never be another like he was! I'm so sad and never thought it would affect me this way, I cannot stop watching the tributes :(. He died on my sons crown birthday, a memory that will last for the rest of my life.
Love u Mr Nelson Mandela RIP.

As the father of the nation is being laid to rest today,I say go well Madiba and it's great to reflect on the personality &character you were in your lifetime.These is one of the significant time in the history of South Africa and your legacy will continue in generations to come, Go well Tata &rest in peace!
Kgadi, Pretoria

Madiba united the people of SA in life and death. Madiba will be missed by all. RIP Madiba.
Jennifer Manilal

President Nelson Mandela. You have taught us History even thought we only learn a small fraction of it at school. You have taught love, patience and respect. Above all you have taught us that where there's love there's hope. Rest In Peace President Mandela.

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