NELSON Mandela, who led South Africa out of apartheid and became the nation’s first black president, has died at the age of 95.
The icon of justice, love, forgiveness and leadership passed away in the company of his family on Thursday night, December 5, 2013, South African President Jacob Zuma announced in a statement to the nation’s people.
The entire world literally mourns the loss of this great leader, and several Pastors, ministry leaders and gospel artistes have expressed their honors for the world hero. See some below.
Saddened to hear the passing of @NelsonMandela. History cannot contain the lasting impact of his unparalleled force for change
— TD Jakes (@BishopJakes) December 5, 2013
Nelson Mandela is one of the most inspiring & iconic figures of our time. He is a symbol of Justice, Equality & Dignity. Goodnight Mandiba!
— Sam Adeyemi (@sam_adeyemi) December 6, 2013
Wow. I am in Jburg South Africa, and woke up to only find out that President Nelson Mandela has died. What a GREAT AND HONORABLE MAN.
— Byron Cage (@RealByronCage) December 5, 2013
Heaven has been enriched as Mandela goes home!!
— Gbolahan Odukoya (@Gbolahanodukoya) December 5, 2013
We celebrate the man and his legacy. RIP Nelson Mandela!
— Deitrick Haddon (@DeitrickHaddon) December 5, 2013
When men cursed God for this black skin, you stood and fought for us and showed us how to wear it with pride. #RIPNelsonMandela
— Ali (@aLL_Rhye) December 5, 2013
Meeting Nelson Mandela, singing for & becoming friends of him & his family is above an honor, -It’s A Privilege. pic.twitter.com/93tDyOId81
— BeBe Winans (@bebewinans) December 5, 2013
See how ur death has changed the face of social media in an hour ……. RIP Nelson Mandela
— ONOS (@onosbak) December 5, 2013
Nelson Mandela’s impact was so great that even death seems like nothing more than a reward of rest for a laborious life of love & sacrifice.
— Jonathan YPJ Miller (@PastorYPJ) December 5, 2013
The first ever concert was Janet Jackson. I regret it because my dad wanted me to see Mandela speak in LA fresh out of prison & I refused.
— Sho Baraka (@AmIshoBaraka) December 5, 2013
RIP Madiba. You came, you saw, you fought ajd you conquered. Now you can rest in the bossom of our Lord. The world will never 4get u came
— T_sharp_worships (@T_Sharp) December 5, 2013
RIP MADIBA … OUR HERO you made us all know it’s possible !!! Rest in peace …
— SONNIE BADU (@SonnieBaduuk) December 5, 2013
Today, we celebrate the selfless, sincere and great leader Nelson Mandela. The world will remember you and your legacy forever. Good night, Madiba.
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