Long live Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela!
We thank you for being a great leader and for uniting our people during the struggle and many years after. You kept our mothers and fathers strong, and gave them something to believe in - a better world that was indeed possible. You instilled hope in their hearts through your selflessness, humility and instruction. You paved the way. Your courage was great and you never gave up.
This is the true definition of a hero.
We recognize, as well, all the other fallen heroes that have gone before you, that have contributed to the dream of a free nation.
These words will never be enough to express my true gratitude and appreciation. Without all of you, my life, and the life of all my brothers and sisters would not be possible.
Hamba Kahle, Tata Madiba!