Facebook flooded with Mandela photos

2013-12-06 13:33
(Photo: file, AP)

(Photo: file, AP)

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Johannesburg - Profiles on social networking site Facebook were flooded with photos of former president Nelson Mandela on Friday, with messages expressing sadness at the news of his death.

People from all over the world left messages on Mandela's official Facebook page after he died on Thursday night.

"Though you have gone in this physical world, you will be in our hearts forever, we loved you, and will always love you Madiba, you have done what you were brought [to do] in this world. VIVA MANDELA VIVA," a Facebook user wrote after hearing the news.

"Hamba kahle, Great Man. Your shoes will never be filled. Rest in Peace," wrote another.

"You came to the world and you did your part...You were selfless and stood up 4 what you believed in. We have all that we possess because of your selflessness and we thank you very much for that. RIP father of the Nation, the whole world has lost a hero."

Many people also posted some of the anti-apartheid icon's famous quotes.

Mandela's official Facebook page had 2.2 million likes.

A popular YouTube video of Mandela appearing with Johnny Clegg on stage singing "Asimbonanga" with Mandisa Dlanga in 1999 also made the rounds on Facebook.

President Jacob Zuma announced that Mandela died on Thursday night at his Houghton, Johannesburg, home surrounded by family. He was 95.

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