Friday, December 06, 2013

Nelson Mandela: A tribute to a Great Man

Iconic funeral: Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela will lie in state for several days next week before a massive funeral service that will draw numerous heads of state and celebrities

NELSON MANDELA 18th July 1918 - 5th Dec.2013

Photo tribute after the jump.
Mr Mandela's efforts to heal his country after its long history of division made him one of the world¿s most loved leaders, viewed by millions of Africans as a secular saint

he South African government has never disclosed the full extent of his illness, but reputable news sources revealed that his liver and kidneys were functioning at just 50 percent

Nelson Mandela pictured when he was a boxer in his youth in the early 1950's

Mandela when he was a boxer in his youth in the early 1950s

Wedding day: African National Congress (ANC) member Nelson Mandela and his wife Winnie at their wedding in 1957
African National Congress member Nelson Mandela and his wife Winnie at their wedding in 1957

Happy family: Nelson and Winnie Mandela show off their firstborn daughter, Zindzi, at their home in Orlando West, Soweto in 1961

Nelson and Winnie Mandela show off their firstborn daughter, Zindzi, at their home in Orlando West, Soweto in 1961
Behind bars: Nelson Mandela with Walter Sisulu on Robben Island where he was imprisoned for 18 years before being moved to Pollsmoor Prison and Victor Verster Prison
Behind bars: Nelson Mandela with Walter Sisulu on Robben Island where he was imprisoned for 18 years before being moved to Pollsmoor Prison and Victor Verster Prison

Mandela in London. South Africans took to the streets of Johannesburg in their droves to mourn former president Nelson Mandela after news of his death broke

Mandela in London

He was initially treated for a lung infection, but with three weeks his condition, it was announced, had turned 'critical'

Nelson Mandela pictured in South Africa in 1961

In court: Nelson Mandela pictured in South Africa in 1961 

Nelson Mandela, then acting as a defence lawyer, speaking outside the outside Drill Hall during the Treason Trial, the first major trial for treaso,n in Johannesburg in 1961
Nelson Mandela speaking outside Drill Hall during the Treason Trial, the first major trial for treason in South Africa, in Johannesburg in 1961

Mandela's prison band
Nelson Mandela's prison bangle. Picture: Getty Images 




A young member of the Maitibolo Cultural Troupe, who came to dance for well-wishers in honour  of Nelson Mandela, poses for well-wishers in front of a placard of Mandela, outside the entrance to the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where former South African President Nelson Mandela is being treated in Pretoria, South Africa

South African people hold hands and mourn outside Mandela's house

'Lost trust': Nelson Mandela is said to have put £1million of his money in a trust fund to stop his family arguing over it

Sleep on Madiba! Your work and passion lives on...


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