KZN couple go on a ‘Madiba mission’

2013-12-11 00:00

A LOCAL couple have made it their mission to travel around the country to attend all the important events paying tribute to Nelson Mandela.

Rodger Ferguson and his wife Deidre Carter, a Cope MP, were among the crowd at the FNB Stadium yesterday.

“We had to. To give thanks. To pay homage. To cry. To celebrate. To experience a moment of history. To be able to relate it at a future date. To experience all this with fellow citizens,” said Ferguson.

On Monday, the couple travelled from KwaZulu-Natal to Cape Town to attend the parliamentary sitting in Mandela’s honour.

From the stadium, Ferguson said, “Obama was sensational. Pity about the booing — [it was] unbecoming of the occasion.”

Their mission does not end with the memorial. They are planning on making a special trip to Qunu where the funeral is being held, by motorbike.

Although they won’t be able to attend the actual funeral, they plan to mourn with locals.

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