Well wishes for Mandela

2012-12-09 16:21

Johannesburg - People all over South Africa are thinking about former president Nelson Mandela and praying for him, said the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation.

Addressing Mandela, it said: "Even in such mundane times as routine hospital visits, you allow South Africans from across the length and breadth of this country to unite in concern for you.

"May your thoughts dwell on the open fields of Qunu, of South Africa’s children working together to build a non-racial, non-sexist, democratic society."

It wished Mandela a speedy recovery.

On Sunday morning, President Jacob Zuma visited Mandela in hospital and found him "comfortable, and in good care", said presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj.

He again appealed to the media and to the public to respect the privacy of Mandela and his family.

Mandela was admitted to a hospital in Pretoria on Saturday for "medical attention".

At the time, Maharaj said that, as had been said before, Mandela, 94, would "receive medical attention from time to time which is consistent with his age" and that there was no cause for alarm.

On Sunday, Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile conveyed well wishes to Mandela on behalf of the ANC in Gauteng, which he chairs.

"I want to take this opportunity to send our message of well wishes to him and the Mandela family," Mashatile said during his opening address at a special provincial general council in Alberton.

"May he recover speedily. He remains an inspiration amongst us and we wish him a long life."

Mashatile then led the conference in singing: "Nelson Mandela there is no one like you."

Sending its best wishes to Mandela, the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) said it hoped there was no cause for concern.

Cosatu national spokesperson Patrick Craven said Mandela had always been a constant inspiration, through apartheid, jail and exile, the mass uprisings of the 80s, negotiations, and the days of liberation and reconstruction.

"His leadership was key to our ultimate breakthrough," he said.

"Get well and continue to inspire us," Craven said.

  • Deon de Lange - 2012-12-09 16:31

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Ntate Moholo.

  • ashleigh.ronaldon - 2012-12-09 16:40

    Now come on really. The guy is over 90. How much longer must he live.

      Mhlonitjhwa Sikhosana - 2012-12-09 17:18

      To us black people He deserve another 94 years and beyond.

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2012-12-09 16:53

    How selfish people are to wish you a long life. I hope you will find your eternal rest. Why must he suffer and go through pain.

  • richard.kumm.3 - 2012-12-09 16:54

    My family and I would like to wish Mr Mandela a speedy recovery. We salute you Madiba, you are indeed a man among men.

  • Khetha Hlophe - 2012-12-09 16:59

    We will always wish him well in life although we know no man will live forever,even if He was over a century. Long live long life

  • magriet.veiga - 2012-12-09 17:05

    Thank you Mr Mandela for your contribution to this country. We wish you peace. I am sure that you are still trying to give a smile to your caretakers.

      digger.dighead - 2012-12-09 20:15

      Let's face it, he has been the best African leader yet. Period. I for one wish him well.

  • prada.ledger - 2012-12-09 17:09

    mandela is probably gonna die

      Modikoe.Elias.Ramongana - 2012-12-09 18:15

      Nothing wrong in wishing someone well,the wrong is to make him gods(modingwana).Ppl just 4got that God is the creator

  • yusuf.mahomed.39 - 2012-12-09 17:29

    may allah grant you shifa and long life insha allah!!!!

  • fort.horseman.7 - 2012-12-09 17:36

    May Allah make it easy for you.Inshallah.Ameen

  • aroka.murombe - 2012-12-09 17:45

    Guys can you please tell me why are you wishing him luck cause according to the stories I've read though out the day not even 1 story is saying the old timer is sick its just routine checkup..... Checkup you idiots not sick or dying

      Stockton.John - 2012-12-09 18:21

      Unscheduled, weekend, flown to 1 Mil not Waterkloof, Gov visits... VERY routine

      DANIELMULAUDZI - 2012-12-09 19:53

      Eish! Dude, go back and read it carefully then you will understand why are we wishing Him luck!

  • karendebrah - 2012-12-09 18:17

    We have supported Madiba since 1994 and yet everytime he is ill or go to hospital we are told respect his privacy. So we just not important enough to be told what his medical condition is. We care and would like the truth for once.

  • Xulu.Thulany.Xaba - 2012-12-09 18:19

    Eish let him die maan nxe!!!

  • Kleurling Man Bushy - 2012-12-09 18:23


  • ft.burhaak - 2012-12-09 18:24

    Mandela,get well,and stand for elections,Mugabe can do it ,why cant you?

  • jojo.balela.1 - 2012-12-09 18:46

    I can't believe that some ppl r making anti Mandela comments here. As a country we still have a long way to go before we end the hatred that Mandela fought against

  • Adeeb Saban - 2012-12-09 18:46

    Killbot79, I nominate u to lead the Wit Wolf underground resistance movement, judging from these comments, it seems they are about to lynch all DUTCHMAN

  • Mbuso Siera - 2012-12-09 18:49

    Get well soon Tata....the DA is burning the informal settlements of the Western Cape down because those ppl steamed from the former Transkei...while u fought for every black man at least to have proper housing nd sanitation....

      Killbot79 - 2012-12-09 18:57

      You smoke some potent stuff dude

  • DANIELMULAUDZI - 2012-12-09 19:49

    Eish! Best wishes and a speedy recovery Baba Madiba!

  • rugbyworld.worldrugby - 2012-12-09 21:34

    Leave your well wishes on this Facebook Page we have created for him.

  • Azwihangwisi - 2012-12-09 21:38

    inshaallah Allah Akbar

  • Lucy Hadebe - 2012-12-10 01:00

    Get well soon TATA we luv u long live !

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