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  • matthew_h
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    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    πŸ™ RIP

    piemonster
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    I’m going with this one

    πŸ™

    Junkyard
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    great man who did so much for his country and his people
    He left his mark and achieved his dreams
    Very few will do that
    πŸ˜₯

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    An icon of my generation is gone…….

    themilo
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    Usually I blank this sort of thing but on this occasion – acknowledgement of the passing of an iconic influence is appropriate. RIP

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    A man with a very complex past, but a great statesman of our time. Very sad.

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    deadlydarcy
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    I don’t think I’ll ever forget the footage of his release. A man who taught us that forgiveness and reconciliation are better than revenge, recrimination and conflict. A lesson we continue to ignore. The world is a slightly worse place for his loss. If ever I wanted to believe there was a paradise after life that some people deserved to inhabit, it would be now. RIP Madiba. πŸ™

    Premier Icon richmtb
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    Figures like Mandela remind us all that one man truly can make a difference. An inspiration to us all.

    RIP

    Premier Icon Coyote
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    A man who truly understood forgiveness and reconciliation.

    Shame we won’t see many of his like again.

    RIP

    zokes
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    RIP. An amazing man, an amazing life, and an amazing legacy.

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    His forgiveness and humility will be unsurpassed. Having seen his cell on Robben Island, it’s hard to imagine how someone would not be bitter after 27 years of incarceration. RIP Mandiba.

    (not often that the Beeb get caught looking so unprepared. At least the guy in J’burg is pulling it togehter now)

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    cant say many people have helped change the world the way he did

    amazing man

    Philby
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    A man who made a significant impact to the world we live in – his influence in challenging apartheid will never be forgotten. RIP.

    rossi46
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    A sad day.
    If only more world leaders could be like him, the world would be a better and safer place.

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    A sad loss. RIP.

    Premier Icon coolhandluke
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    Hats off to the chap.

    Sort of glad his suffering is over though.

    Respect.

    deluded
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    His (and my own) favourite poem.

    Invictus

    Out of the night that covers me,
    Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
    I thank whatever gods may be
    For my unconquerable soul.

    In the fell clutch of circumstance
    I have not winced nor cried aloud.
    Under the bludgeonings of chance
    My head is bloody, but unbowed.

    Beyond this place of wrath and tears
    Looms but the Horror of the shade,
    And yet the menace of the years
    Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

    It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll.
    I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul.

    William Ernest Henley

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    πŸ˜₯

    Amazing man!

    dannyh
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    RIP.

    A man who understood humanity and humility. The main recurring theme when I read about him is his instinct for people and what makes them tick. Very difficult to match that natural ability with a wider sense of purpose. He did.

    We are unlikely to see his like again any time soon.

    Long Walk should be a set text in all secondary schools.

    deadlydarcy
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    All flags in SA to fly at half mast tomorrow. Every bloody flag in the world should be lowered tomorrow.

    shermer75
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    A genuinely inspirational figure. RIP.

    Squidlord
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    A man who taught us that forgiveness and reconciliation are better than revenge, recrimination and conflict.

    Absolutely. A sad day.

    Premier Icon binners
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    A mate of mine was working in the kitchens of a very posh do, where assembled dignatories were being visited by Nelson Mandella. They were all craning their necks out of the kitchen to see him arrive. When he did, he spotted them, and headed over, introduced himself, shook all their hands, and stood chatting to them, leaving the great and the good stood twiddling their thumbs waiting for him to finish talking to ‘the staff’

    Tells you everything you need to know about the great man

    RIP. A sad day!

    iolo
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    He did a lot and got a good innings.
    RIP

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    I just hope that those who follow him remember his lessons of forgiveness and the forsaking of violence.

    Rest in peace big man, the world owes you one.

    Inspirational man.

    RIP.

    dandax1990
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    Knew I should have put him in this year’s celebrity death pool! Bugger.

    torsoinalake
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    I met him.

    Much like Binners describes. He was staying in the hotel we were at, and came down to the bar to meet everyone.

    It sounds a bit lame to say people have an aura or presence that can fill a room, but he genuinely did.

    Do I feel sad about his death? He lived to a ripe old age and will be remembered throughout history for the great man that he was. A little sadness, but mostly respect.

    Hamba kahle Madiba.

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    R.I.P
    The worlds lost someone who could teach us all a lesson tonight.
    God bless.
    πŸ™

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    RIP πŸ™

    Amazing achievements, humility and legacy.

    rogerthecat
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    Those are pretty big shoes to fill.

    1981miked
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    RIP Mr Mandela..

    One of the first times I actually took notice of the news was his release from prison, a true inspiration.

    Sleep well.

    Premier Icon notmyrealname
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    I just hope that those who follow him remember his lessons of forgiveness and the forsaking of violence.

    Rest in peace big man, the world owes you one.

    This.

    RIP

    Omar Little
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    RIP

    The news has been coming for a a while now but it is still so sad

    chewkw
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    Frreeeddoommmm!

    The freedom fighter wins!

    πŸ™‚

    speckledbob
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    Sad news. Times like this I wish I was more wordy.
    RIP

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