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Old December 5, 2013, 05:52 PM
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Nelson Mandela dies aged 95
Nelson Mandela, the towering figure of Africa's struggle for freedom and a hero to millions around the world, has died at the age of 95.

South Africa's first black president died in the company of his family at home in Johannesburg after years of declining health that had caused him to withdraw from public life.

The news was announced to the nation by the current president, Jacob Zuma, who in a sombre televised address said Mandela had departed around 8.50pm local time and was at peace.
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Old December 5, 2013, 05:53 PM
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Yup just saw the feed. RIP to this great man.
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Old December 5, 2013, 11:01 PM
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A giant among men. Rest in peace Madiba.
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Old December 5, 2013, 11:09 PM
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i came here thinking who is madiba and got the biggest shock of my life
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Old December 5, 2013, 11:16 PM
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i came here thinking who is madiba and got the biggest shock of my life
really biggest shock in your life? must be a good life u living there...

ppl are born to die, i think its ok to die at 95.

he will live foreever in ppls heart and as a hero, u cant ask anything more from life than that...
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Old December 5, 2013, 11:27 PM
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he will live foreever in ppls heart and as a hero, u cant ask anything more from life than that...
^^^ Indeed.

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Old December 6, 2013, 12:43 AM
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Old December 6, 2013, 01:30 AM
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really biggest shock in your life? must be a good life u living there...

ppl are born to die, i think its ok to die at 95.

he will live foreever in ppls heart and as a hero, u cant ask anything more from life than that...
Aye and this is what he said:

Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.
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Old December 6, 2013, 01:31 AM
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really biggest shock in your life? must be a good life u living there...

ppl are born to die, i think its ok to die at 95.

he will live foreever in ppls heart and as a hero, u cant ask anything more from life than that...
lack of expression in english, i was shocked
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Old December 6, 2013, 01:33 PM
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RIP Mandela. Even in death he has made the world united.
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Old December 6, 2013, 03:46 PM
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He is a true hero who never gave up. He achieved freedom for his people, but as a true leader unified the nation, black and white alike.

RIP Madiba.
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Old December 6, 2013, 04:11 PM
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What a man! What a life! Rest in Peace 20th Century's greatest hero. Madiba's "Long Walk to Freedom" is by far the most breath taking and awe inspiring autobiography I've read so far.
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What did he do? Enlighten me!!! In details or in summary.
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Old December 6, 2013, 05:13 PM
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Very difficult to sum up his life in a few sentences. He was an anti apartheid revolutionary who fought for the rights of the Black people in South Africa and against the oppression of the white man without resorting to violence. Eventually black people in Africa won their freedom. He is a Gandhi like figure who led from the front and taught people how to fight for their rights in peaceful manner. Only difference being he led and inspired millions and many nations despite being forced to spend most of his active life (27 years) on Robben Island, a prison comparable to Gitmo. This wikipedia entry will give you a better idea about this Great man.
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What did he do? Enlighten me!!! In details or in summary.
Watch Invictus, in Youtube or Netflix or your preferred source.

It is a Morgan Freeman movie.
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After 27 years in prison he was asked upon release if he was bitter, if he wanted to get even with his jailers or oppressors. His simple, but profound answer, was, “If I felt that way I would still be in jail.” His jailers sat in the front row at his inauguration.
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rest in peace Mandela,
I watched Invictus for the 1st time 3 weeks ago & learned more about this great man.
Atleast I'm happy that he lived long because good people die young/early.
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Old December 8, 2013, 08:27 AM
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Invictus is a good film. But that only touches a scratch of his life which can be only felt from his epic "Long Walk to Freedom".
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I pray one day we get a man (or woman) like Madiba who will bring our whole country together and move it forward in revolutionary ways.

Rest in peace, Nelson Mandela.
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After 27 years in prison he was asked upon release if he was bitter, if he wanted to get even with his jailers or oppressors. His simple, but profound answer, was, “If I felt that way I would still be in jail.” His jailers sat in the front row at his inauguration.
Basically he did NOT say "fashi chai".
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He was lucky enough that he was not born in Bangladesh. Otherwise, he could have been murdered way long before just like our 4 national heroes were murdered in the jail by a group of power thirsty people. Someone has rightly said, 'je jati jemon tara shey rokom e neta paye' !
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Naimul I think you are mixing up your leaders. The only leader we have produced of the stature of Mandela (at least in a domestic sense) was Mujibur Rahman. None of the military dictators that followed him and claimed themselves to be the new Messiah were worthy of holding Mujib's jock strap (jangia) when it comes to being the cynosure of, and the beacon for, the hopes and aspirations of an ENTIRE nation (bar a few thousand rajakars).

I find it instructive that when Mujib came back, he did NOT engage in a hunt-down of all the rajakars. He too made a pragmatic and Mandela like decision that we had to move on. Look I am not here to debate the rightness or wrongness of ICT or the PC movements validity on this thread. There is another thread for that. I just find it a little grating that some of the most virulent "fashi chai" voices I've encountered (not you Sohel) are now all over FB claiming how Mandela was their ideal, how they have shaped their views from his example. I find that to be particularly incongruous.
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