Skip to comments.Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid icon and father of modern South Africa, dies
Posted on 12/05/2013 2:11:15 PM PST by Red Badger
Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday.
Mandela was 95.
"He is now resting. He is now at peace," Zuma said. "Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father."
"What made Nelson Mandela great was precisely what made him human," the president said in his late-night address. "We saw in him what we seek in ourselves."
Mandela will have a state funeral. Zuma ordered all flags in the nation to be flown at half-staff from Friday through that funeral.
Mandela, a former president, battled health issues in recent months, including a recurring lung infection that led to numerous hospitalizations.
With advancing age and bouts of illness, Mandela retreated to a quiet life at his boyhood home in the nation's Eastern Cape Province, where he said he was most at peace.
Despite rare public appearances, he held a special place in the consciousness of the nation and the world.
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“Read the comments. They are going to be very interesting. The mods at CNN.com will be very busy for awhile”
The mods here won’t have it any easier. I can’t wait for the next 20 pages or so of the standard “[i]the blacks[/i] didn’t know how good they had it under apartheid” nonsense, that kicks around on FR whenever Mandela makes it into the news.
Well said! 100% accurate.
I bet the Mandela movie that’s out now will win multiple Oscars...sort of like the Oscars that fagfest “Milk” won (and screwed Clint on ‘Gran Tornino’). Watch. The leftists deify their idols and Mandela was one of theirs.
An American president with a commie terrorist.
The whips and chains of the Boers (well, the Jim Crowish regime) never did the black people as much harm as their pity parties. It's well for any people (we too... this is not a race specific thing) to note that they are needy people; it's wrong to take the idea that anyone but God can effectively do something to help it.
Any prominent Republican or conservative who doesn’t show up at the funeral will be branded a racist. Obviously.
ESPN (for some reason they have British guys on) is talking about the bastard right now in glowing terms. Disgusting.
Most Americans have no idea who this much celebrated piece of crap really was.
Conservatives are more nuanced than that, Yce.
They note that to jump from apartheid to black supremacy was to jump out of the frying pan into the fire. From bad to worse. Mandela could have been gracious and turned the glory to God... which would have been a segue to racial harmony... but did not. He was selfish and wanted idolization.
I simply do not care. Sorry.
I’ll be watching DVR’d stuff tonight and tomorrow I see.
My favorite are the incorrect sports team shirts, i.e. Buffalo Bills Super Bowl Champions.
Obama will send Biden to the funeral and invite the entire GOP leadership to ride along on Air Force II.
Question would be: Why did he turn to terrorism against innocent civilians? Was involved in blowing up a night club that killed 23 men and women.
Two “Black” presidents in one picture.
I’m happy today!
Another dead communist...whatever.
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