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Nelson Mandela's final farewell

15 December 2013, 06:21

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 Tata. You will always be remembered.
Tsambe M



Qhawe lamaQhawe umzamo wakho ubonakele enkosi.
Zweli Msitshana


Tata has done tremendous work for the world now he deserve the rest. I ask myself, Where can SA find a Man like Him with Godly Heart? Tata Return If Possible!!!
Simon Nyubatyha


Thank you Madiba for everything we will never be able to put words together and express ourselves and say what you mean to us individually, corporately and as a nation we thank God for you live and the way He used you and thank you for allowing him to use you to end apartheid, we thank your family and the rest of the anc that fought so hard. Thank you, thank you RIP.
Rafique


Dalibhunga,Tata,Madiba. Rolihlahla,Nelson, father of the nations,iqhawe la ma qhawe lala ngoxolo sizo hlala siku khumbula emzansi Africa akekho ofana nawe Rest In Peace Mandela.
Nkosi


Rest in peace Tata Nelson Mandela we will always miss you.
David


Rest in Peace Madiba. SA and the rest of the world love you, you were everything to us. May your soul rest in peace.
Mketsi Mvumelwano


Ukwenze konke Tata mawuphumule ngokuthula!
MP Motaung


Rest in peace Tata Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela. What an amazing soul. You are no longer with us but you will always be in our hearts. This is not only the loss of South Africa but that of the rest of the world. May Angels welcome you and wrap you with their Holy wings. 
Pretty Maqhubela


Tata you've touched us all with your spirit. I salute you. May you rest in peace.
Bruce


RIP Nelson Mandela, we will forever loves and cherish all moments you shared with the entire world.
I say many many thanks for pulling the black nation out of slavery!
Doctor Mogoje


Tata Madiba, you will be remembered in centuries and centuries to come! May your Soul RIP!
Junior


Rest in peace Tata, you will always be in our hearts. You will be sorely missed.
Yvonne Mogudi


Rest in peace, Tata Mandela. May your humble soul rest in peace you forever be missed for all the things you've done not only for South Africa but Africa and the whole world you're simply the best in millions.
Pro


You will live forever in our hearts...
Busi


Nelson Mandela Dalibhunga! Hero of heroes!Legend of legend!Icon of icons! Thank you for all you did for my country, my continent and the entire world. Today I have freedom because you fought for me! Today I'm equal with white person because you fought for me! Today I'm studying with white person at school because you fought for me!Go well father I will miss you!May lord accept your soul. RIP Tata.
Ntobeko


Because of you we are Free today and because of you we able to live the life that most countries can only wish for. I would like to say Hambakahle Tata, your Legacy will last forever. RIPTata, RIPSonofSoil, RIPqhawe!! SA was so blessed to have a leader of you calibre.
Lala ngo qolo Tata
Themba Masingi


Dear Madiba,
You are an inspiration to us all, you united a country and its people and done so many more.
We will miss you.
From the B Du Preez family in PMB.


Siyabonga Tata Mandela for the wonderful things you have done for the people of South Africa you surely did ran your good race
Lala ngocolo
Bongani


We bet farewell to one of the greatest man on earth...He shall be treasured in our lives forever...He made a huge difference in our country...May his soul rest in peace..and he is at home in heaven looking upon us as one of God's Angels...We love you.
Peddy


We have learned Humbleness ,forgiveness and being tolerant from you ,I say Hamba Kahle Qhawe you have played your part we the new generation we will try and keep your vision going we will miss uTata ,Hamba kahle Qhawe
Sjiyane


I will always bless The Lord a gift like you. Thank you for being the Esther of our lifetime. May your soul find rest in Jesus. RIP Madiba.
Mahlaule family, Pretoria


A man of wisdom never dies but only rest. His words of wisdom will live forever. Rest In Peace Tata Nelson Mandela. I think you are in the safe hands of our Lord.
Aron Nhidza


A selfless true leader. Words cannot express how thankful the nation and I are.
May you rest in peace!
Tumi Kau


Tata Madiba, gone but never forgotten. RIP.
CC


Rest in Peace Tata Madiba. We thank you for your love and humility. We are what we are today because of your sacrifices. We will always love, miss and be grateful for your dedication to our liberation. Hamba kahle.
Yem Yem


Long live the spririt of Nelson Mandela, long live... Farewell father of the nation, may god bless your country!!!
France Makhunga


True leaders don't just tell their followers what to do, they show them how it's done...
You did just that! Rest in perfect peace tata, thank you for all your sacrifices!
Kamogelo Tlhelane


Thank you for the possibilities, the opportunities, and abilities...in my achievements I see you, in my success I see you.  even God must be proud. Forever you will remain in the hearts of millions in the world and personally you have light up my world and a will forever be grateful. May your wonderful soul rest in peace.
Nwabisashiya


I would like to say my last farewell to our hero and leader, Tata Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. He was a man of compassion, peace and a true revolutionary. He believed in justice and equality for all. May his dream of unity and peace be fulfilled and may his legacy live on. We will miss Tata. Thank you for transforming our country and giving us hope! Amandla!
Nsluthuli


We thank u for seting us free and u will remain in our hearts,U have done ur task in this world !Robala Ka Kgotso Papa.
Tebogo


Thank you Tata! We salute you, the. greatest being ever to grace this side of earth. We will miss you so dearly. Goodbye,  RIP & condolences to the Mandela family.
Evelyn Madubanya


May the heroes soul rest in peace,we will always remember him by fighting for the freedom of the oppressed,I say this without doubt that his soul will rest in peace if our leaders can takeover from where he has left,the old man has laid the ground, its oly left with us to free the rest of the still oppressed citizen's of this country.
Cde Hlekane Sam Chauke


It feels so sad to imagine that he will not be with us anymore. He was always a source of motivation, inspiration and trust. Since it is his permanent farewell to all of us, may the memories and the love that he shared brings back the moments of togetherness. At such a tough time of his loss, we all need to act strong.

May GOD rest his soul in peace.
Milton M


My heart is still aching, no words can describe the love we have for uTata, we bid you farewell today Tata Lala ngoxolo, you have done your part time for South Africa to rise and follow on your footsteps.
Lord he is with you now and I know he is in a happy place with you!
RIP Nelson Mandela
Warm Regards
Yandisa Wantu Dube


Rest in Peace Tatta,you did a good job.Your words and deeds shall be remembered in my heart.
Zeeland Malan


May your BEAUTIFUL Soul Rest in Peace Tata. You have run a good race & finished well. We thank God for the gift he's given us in you. Thank you for the life of sacrifice you lived for many of us benefited. We also grateful to your family for sharing you with the world.
Mandisa Maphongwane


Goodbye Tata, Aaaaah Dalibhunga ukulwile  ukulwa okuhle, Our Peacemaker, oTambo, oSisulu, oMbeki, oLuthuli, oDube, bakwamukele ngokuthula. We will forever miss u and  will remain in our hearts forever, in each and  every household in the whole world. Aaaah Dalibhunga.
Thuthuka, Batha, Happy Mzoneli - Cato Manor Dbn


Ndiyabulela Dalibhunga, may your dear soul rest in peace, you have fought a good fight, we will forever be grateful that we are free. Lala ngoxolo Zondwa Ziitshaba.
Tebatso




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