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Mourning Madiba: South Africans Say Goodbye to Nelson Mandela

#AceWorldNews says ” In the days since Nelson Mandela died, Johannesburg, South Africa, has been shrouded with rain clouds. According to some African cultures, the rain is a sign of an esteemed elder passing away and being welcomed into the afterlife by his departed ancestors ” #NelsonMandela

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UN: Pays Tribute to #NelsonMandela Telling Thousands that Gathered at Memorial Service in Johannesburg #Peace

English: Nelson Mandela, former President of S...

English: Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

#AceWorldNews says Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today paid tribute to the late Nelson Mandela, telling the tens of thousands gathered at the memorial service held in Johannesburg that the life and legacy of the former South African president was an inspiration not only for his country but for the world.

“This grandest of all baobab trees left deep roots that reach across the planet,” Mr. Ban <“http://www.un.org/sg/statements/index.asp?nid=7347“>said, addressing a rain-soaked crowd at the soccer stadium that hosted the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2010 World Cup.

Mr. Mandela passed away last Thursday at the age of 95. Affectionately known as ‘Madiba,’ the late human rights lawyer, prisoner of conscience and Nobel Peace Prize winner was the first democratically elected President of postapartheid South Africa.

“Nelson Mandela was more than one of the greatest leaders of our time. He was one of the greatest teachers. And he taught by example. He sacrificed so much and was willing to give up everything – for freedom and equality, for democracy and justice,” said Mr. Ban.

“His compassion stands out most. He was angry at injustice, not at individuals. He hated hatred, not the people caught in its grip. He showed the awesome power of forgiveness – and of connecting people with each other and with the true meaning of peace. That was his unique gift – and that was the lesson he shared with all humankind.”

The Secretary-General, who was among nearly 100 world leaders attending the service, said that South Africa’s democratic transformation was a victory by and for South Africans.

“But it was also a triumph for the ideals of the United Nations – and for anyone, anywhere, who has ever faced the poison of prejudice,” he added.

Nelson Mandela's former house in Soweto, Johan...

Nelson Mandela’s former house in Soweto, Johannesburg, now Mandela Family Museum. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The United Nations stood side by side with Nelson Mandela and the people of South Africa in the fight against apartheid. We used every tool we had: sanctions, an arms embargo, a sports boycott, diplomatic isolation. We spoke up loud and clear across the world.

“Apartheid was vanquished,” Mr. Ban said. “But as he would be the first to say, our struggle continues – against inequality and intolerance, and for prosperity and peace.

“Nelson Mandela showed us the way with a heart larger than this stadium and an infectious smile that could easily power its lights. In fact, it lit up the world…

“It is the duty of all of us who loved him to keep his memory alive in our hearts, and to embody his example in our lives.”

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#Nelson Mandela Messages of Condolence Add Yours Here #Peace

English: Young Nelson Mandela. This photo date...

English: Young Nelson Mandela. This photo dates from 1937. South Africa protect the copyright of photographs for 50 years from their first publication. See . Since this image would have been PD in South Africa in 1996, when the URAA took effect, this image is PD in the U.S. Image source: http://www.anc.org.za/people/mandela/index.html (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Ace News Group – Tribute – 10th December 2013

NELSON MANDELA  Just click the link and add yours to his page? RIP #NelsonMandela

Legacy Of The Man 

It was with the deepest regret that we have learned of the passing of our founder, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela – Madiba. The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa and shortly after-ward further official announcements.

EXTRACT: We all now want to express our sadness at this time. No words can adequately describe this enormous loss to the nation and to the world.

Nelson Mandela Children's Fund

Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We give thanks for his life, his leadership, his devotion to humanity and humanitarian causes. We salute our friend, colleague and comrade and thank him for his sacrifices for our freedom. The three charitable organisations that he created dedicate ourselves to continue promoting his extraordinary legacy.

Hamba Kahle Madiba

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To support the government and the Mandela family we will endeavour where possible to assist with access to information.

Arrangements for the laying to rest of former President Nelson Mandela

Media accreditation arrangements for the State Funeral of President Nelson Mandela

Keeping the legacy alive

For a background document on the history and work of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and The Mandela Rhodes Foundation, as well as details of how to support their work, please click “Legacy of a Man” above

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#AceNewsServices says Whilst People Mourn the Passing…

#AceNewsServices says ” Whilst People Mourn the Passing of Nelson Mandela this Day” Others See a Way to Make Money” according to an article in the “South African News”.

I quote: South African banknotes with images of the former President Nelson Mandela are reportedly being auctioned on eBay at huge premiums as demand grows for memorabilia of the anti-apartheid icon.

The e-commerce site said that people are showing a huge interest in the notes with more than 20 bids already made on several of the notes being offered for sale, Fin24 reports.
A collection of three notes, a Rand 10, a Rand 20 and a Rand 50, total amounting to Rand 80, is currently being sold for Rand 392, the report added.
According to the report, a Rand 20 note, described as spotless, is being auctioned for Rand 103. (ANI)

When l read articles like this it makes me realise,as Nelson Mandela said we still have a long way to go ,in his case he was referring to corruption #greed

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Nick Clegg: Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela at “South Africa House” by Signing Book of Condolence

#AceNewsServices says Nick Clegg pays tribute to Nelson Mandela at “South Africa House by signing book of condolence.

The Deputy Prime Minister today (9 December 2013) signed the book of condolence for Nelson Mandela at South Africa House.

Nick Clegg signing a book of condolence for Nelson Mandela at South Africa House.

Nick Clegg wrote:

I never met Nelson Mandela, but like so many millions of people, I still feel the world is that much emptier after his death. He spoke to the people of South Africa and the world with a message of humanity, dignity and truth. The greatest tribute we can pay to his legacy is to fight for the human rights he championed.

A photo of Nick Clegg's message.

Following the announcement of Nelson Mandela’s death the Deputy Prime Minister said:

Our thoughts go out to the people of South Africa who will be left heartbroken by this sad news.

Every so often history produces an individual whose message is universal, and Nelson Mandela will be mourned and missed on every continent around the globe. The hope he offered was enough to unite races; it bridged cultures and transcended generations; and it could heal the deepest divides.

That hope must now live on. Nelson Mandela’s legacy will continue to burn brightly, there is little doubt about that. But our greatest tribute to him will be our commitment to equality, humanity and peace – the values for which he very literally put his life on the line.

The Deputy Prime Minister later gave a speech in the House of Commons during a special session paying tribute to Nelson Mandela.

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Nick Clegg Delivers Statement: “Dedicated to Nelson Mandela”

#AceNewsServices UK says Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg delivered a statement to the House of Commons in a special session dedicated to Nelson Mandela.

On behalf of the Liberal Democrats, I want to add our voice to the many tributes to Nelson Mandela, the father of modern South Africa. Our thoughts and condolences are with his loved ones, the people of South Africa and everyone around the world grieving his loss.

Nelson Mandela’s message transcended the boundaries of nations, people, colours and creeds. And his character transcended boundaries too: he was a politician, but appeared to be free of all the pettiness of politics.

He was a warm human being with a mischievous wit, and yet seemed to rise above the normal human frailties of anger and hurt.

He was a man who was well aware of his place in history, but he did not want to be placed on a pedestal and was humble.

So, with qualities like this, it is little wonder that millions of people who did not meet him in person nonetheless feel they have lost a hero and a friend.

I never had the privilege of meeting Nelson Mandela myself, but like so many people I almost feel as if I had. He clearly made a huge impact on all of those he did meet. I remember Paddy Ashdown once telling me, with a sigh, that his wife Jane would regularly say that Mandela was the funniest and most charming man she had ever met.

Free Nelson Mandela

Free Nelson Mandela (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As a student, I was one of the thousands of people who flooded into Wembley Stadium for the Free Nelson Mandela concert to mark his 70th birthday.

Stood there, I remember thinking how on earth could this one man live up to everyone’s expectations, if he was finally released?

But, as a free man, Nelson Mandela not only met those expectations, he surpassed them.

The challenge for South Africa seemed almost impossible at the time: how could people, who had spent so long divided in conflict, and either perpetrated or suffered so much abuse, find it within themselves to forgive, to move on and build something together.

Well, Mandela could, and did, and the truly remarkable example of forgiveness he set made it possible for his country to be reborn as the rainbow nation.

Given the enormity of his achievements, we are all struggling to work out the best way to honour his legacy.

I like to think that one of the things he would like us to do in this House today is to pay tribute to and support the individuals and organisations around the world that fight for human rights and do not have a global name.

Right now, all over the world, there are millions of men, women and children still struggling to overcome poverty, violence and discrimination.

They do not have the fame or the standing of Nelson Mandela, but I’m sure that he would tell us that what they achieve and endure in their pursuit of a more open, equal and just society shapes all our lives.

Campaigners like Mary Akrami, who works to protect and empower the women of Afghanistan; Sima Samar, the Head of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission; or organisations like the Committee of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras which works in the shadow of threats and intimidation.

They are just 3 examples of the individuals and organisations who deserve our loyalty and support just as much as the British campaigners in the Anti-Apartheid movement in London showed unfailing loyalty and support towards Nelson Mandela in his bleakest days, and here I also want to pay tribute to the Rt. Hon Member for Neath and his fellow campaigners for what they did when.

All of this will make the way we mark tomorrow’s international Human Rights Day all the more significant.

And Britain can pay no greater tribute to Nelson Mandela than by standing up, around the world, for the values of human rights and equality he fought for.

When Nelson Mandela took his first steps to freedom, he made no call for vengeance, only forgiveness.

He understood that dismantling apartheid’s legacy was about more than just removing the most explicit signs of discrimination and segregation. And he recognised too that, to build a brighter future, South Africa must confront the darkness of its past.

In doing so, Nelson Mandela laid down a blueprint that has made it possible for other divided communities, such as in Northern Ireland, to reject violence, overcome their differences and make a fresh beginning.

And that is why I hope that in communities where people are still struggling to replace violence and conflict with peace and stability, the principles of forgiveness and reconciliation, which Mandela embodied, are followed by others too.

Recently, for example, we have debated in this House the alleged human rights abuses in Sri Lanka.

Surely, there can be no better way for that country to heal its wounds and bring peace and unity to all its people than to follow Mandela’s example and emulate South Africa’s truth and reconciliation process?

This, as I see it, is Nelson Mandela’s lasting legacy to all of us: to champion the defenders of human rights today and to know that wherever there is conflict and injustice, with hope and courage, peace is always possible.

As the Prime Minister reminded us earlier, at his 1964 trial, Mandela told the world that equality in South Africa was an ideal for which he was prepared to die.

No one who has listened to those words can fail to be moved to hear a man, so explicitly and so courageously, put his life on the line for freedom.

As others have remarked, Mandela famously liked to repeat the great saying, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

So, on this year’s Human Rights Day and beyond, let us honour his memory by ensuring that the hope he gave lives on for all those whose liberties and rights are still denied.

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