Hare Krishnas pay tribute to Mandela

2013-12-07 19:00
A  man carries a paper announcing former president Nelson Mandela's death. (Themba Hadebe, AP)

A man carries a paper announcing former president Nelson Mandela's death. (Themba Hadebe, AP)

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Johannesburg - The Hare Krishnas, a Hindu religious group, visited former president Nelson Mandela's home in Houghton, Johannesburg, on Saturday.

The group of about 25 visited to pray for Mandela and to show their appreciation for what he had done for humanity, said group member Rasika Bandhu.

"We came here to show our appreciation to Mandela for what he did for humanity and for the pure principles that he embodied. May his soul rest in peace," said Bandhu.

People outside Mandela's house joined in as the group sang and danced.

It distributed free biryani to people gathered outside the house.

"It is the least we can do to give back after what Mandela did for the world," Bandhu said.

Friends, colleagues, comrades and family of Nelson Mandela are invited to share their memories and tributes, and to light a candle for him, on his profile at Remembered.co.za.


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