PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
 
Comments: 1
Article views: 147
 
 
Latest Badges:
 
 

News24 users remember Madiba

06 December 2013, 08:59

Tributes are pouring in from News24 Users after the passing of Nelson Mandela.

It is indeed a sad day for all of us – I clearly remember the day TATA was released from prison in 1990.

What an experience it was to be outside the Cape Town City Hall, listening to the father of the nation deliver his first speech after spending 26 years in prison.

The crowds had to also contend with the South African Police firing rubber bullets to try and disperse the people.

Long live your spirit TATA.

Asokan Moodley

It was a privilege to see our Madiba at the Three Tenors concert held at the Union buildings.

It was a beautiful night, with the African sky and stars above us.

When Madiba arrived, those of us who were in the first few rows, saw him very clearly.

What struck me immediately was how tall he was. It’s not easy to see in photos, but his stature was amazing and he held himself proud.

It made the concert extra special, knowing that Madiba was with (especially when Pavarotti sang Nessun Dorma as the closing song).

We will miss that you are not here anymore Madiba.

Rest in peace – your job is done.

Wendy Campbell

It's hard to put it into words. He was more than a hero to me.

Nelson Mandela was the one who asked Oprah to build a school and because of that I had an excellent high school education.

I am a product of his dream and I will thank him by being the best that I can be.

Rest in Peace Tata.

Ntsiki Maduna

You have taken your place among the ANGELS in heaven. Your long walk is over! Your legacy will have impact on the world forever.

Xavier Mahony

I fear that he was the moral compass of this country... and it has been taken away... what shall our country be?

News24 User Itumeleng

A giant, a fighter have been gone, we will miss u Tata.

News24 User

He was a hero ambassador, he fought for peace and freedom. The whole world was proud of him. He said don't call me, I will call you.  The nation has lost Tata, let's celebrate his death. A legend has died.

Christina Margie

Oh my heart is torn apart , I can't believe that the man is gone. I'm really short of words.

He was the only man among all African leaders who knew how to live in peace, love and harmony.
 
RIP Tata.
 
Tunga Gandiwa

I am saddened at his passing, but I find comfort in knowing he is one man that lived a full life. He an example an icon and managed to become a living legend, we celebrated and loved him in life and we will continue to long after he is gone.

News24 User

I don't think I fully comprehend the full extent of Mandela's and his comrade's contribution to our lives but I strongly believe it deserves unlimited appreciation, RIP Rolihlahla.

Sbonelo Hlophe

What a sad day for South Africans. Madiba you will live in our hearts forever. Although we knew you were sick it does not make the heartache any less. You have touched our lives, whether we were white, black or any other colour.

Lee Mallee

Nelson Mandela, a world citizen & an epitome of human freedom, justice & equality. My respectful homage to Mandela. It's our pleasure that we people alive in his era .

Dipendra Kunwar - Kathmandu, Nepal

For my freedom, Tata, I thank you.

For my freedom to vote, for my freedom to obtain a higher education, for my freedom to be an independent woman of colour, for my freedom to represent my province in sport, for my freedom to travel…I thank you Tata.

I am forever grateful for your hand in creating a free society. Because of your efforts, I am free…

Enkosi Tata!! Sala kaluhle Tata!!

Jaimie Parfitt from KZN

The Greatest ICON that ever lived.  He fought for Humanity and Humility. May his Legacy and teachings live on in our daily live. RIP Tata Madiba.

From the Santhi Family

Send us your thoughts to feedback@news24.com or upload.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Kruger
For whom the bell tolls

While speculation is rife of the ANC's impending fall and Jacob Zuma's time that is running out, the party - and it faithful - are gathering in a laager. Read more...

1 comments 255 views
Submitted by
Mahomed Farouk Cassim
Terror a force for good in Parly

A government that loses its moral authority ceases to govern. Instead, it will begin to rule and thus become intolerant of accountability, transparency and democratic processes.  Read more...

0 comments 34 views
Submitted by
Gideon van Zyl
I am not irrelevant - just outvot...

Well at last I am truly back home. One of the things I want to do, is to actually do something about the general feeling of being gatvol about South African politics.  Read more...

4 comments 85 views
Submitted by
CandK
The pearls of an Atheist Easter

I have an extended family that are Christian, and we are not talking the love they neighbour, forgive your mates and do the right thing, of the good old bishop Tutu kind. Read more...

245 comments 2450 views
Submitted by
Makate Rapulana
The colour of corruption

The word "corruption" is without doubt the most (ab)used and politicised word in South Africa.  Read more...

49 comments 1166 views
Submitted by
Makate Rapulana
Who is watching the watchdog?

The late chief justice Pius Langa once averred: “I think judges should have a thick skin. We work in public, we give our judgments in public, and we give reasons for those judgments." Read more...

7 comments 398 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Escape winter, head to Mauritius

Escape winter by spending 7 nights in Mauritius' tropical bliss from R13 215 per person sharing. Includes return flights, airport transfers and accommodation. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Get many eggs in one basket!

Gaming bundles: 2 Super Hits games for R99, 3 Disney games for R99 and more + exclusive accessory bundles only available on kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

25% off bestselling books!

The Real Meal Revolution by Tim Noakes, Jeffrey Archer’s Be Careful What You Wish for, Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frank and many more titles. Shop now!

Up to 25% off electronics

Buy top electronics and save up to 25%. Such as kalahari.com’s 1# selling product the gobii eReader, Patriot X Porter flash drive, Asus Nexus 7” 3G tablet, Samsung Galaxy SIII, Lenovo G580 Notebook and many more. Shop now!

DStv HD PVR Decoder now R949

The DStv HD PVR Decoder has further revolutionised the television experience with lifelike viewing, sharper images, more vibrant colours and precision picture quality. Now R949, save R550. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off appliances & homeware

Save up to 30% on appliances and homeware this Easter! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Digital Media & Marketing Association
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.