When a family dissolves

2013-12-13 00:00

AS South Africa, Africa and the world at large bid farewell to Nelson Mandela on Sunday, I cannot help but wonder if the glue that kept Madiba’s family together while he was alive will remain intact once the funeral is over.

I was born at a time when the glue that had kept the family together since the inception of the Nazareth Baptist Church in 1910, popularly known as the Shembe Church, had already begun to dissolve.

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