Nelson Mandela Mourned Around The World

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  1. Crowds singing at Mandela Memorial

  2. will live stream Former President Nelson Mandela’s Memorial Service.

  3. Watch live coverage of Nelson Mandela’s Memorial Service

  4. Continuous live coverage of events following the passing of former South African president Nelson Mandela.

  5. Heads up, everyone!

    Memorial for Nelson Mandela will begin 11AM Tuesday, South Africa Time which is 4AM ET / 3AM CT / 1AM PT.


    I’ll be there drinking lots of coffee.

  6. A Day of Mourning

    People worship on a hill overlooking Johannesburg as they remember and mourn Nelson Mandela1

    People worship on a hill overlooking Johannesburg as they remember and mourn Nelson Mandela.

  7. Mandela service, drawing half the world’s leaders, presents security challenge

    An open-air stadium packed with as many as 95,000 mourners, and thousands more surging to get close. On the inside, one current and three former presidents of the United States, and the leaders of most of the world, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

    The memorial service for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday will be the biggest security event in modern memory — planned on just five days’ notice.

    South African police said that thousands of officers would be in place to direct traffic, protect the masses and help the bodyguards that the world’s dignitaries bring with them. High government officials, mostly presidents and prime ministers, from at least 88 countries and world bodies will be there, according to an official list from the South African government.

    FOLLOW LIVE: Brian Williams will anchor a special report on the NBC broadcast network and beginning at 4 a.m. ET Tuesday.

    “We will be on hand to make sure people are able to grieve in a safe environment,” Lt. Gen. Solomon Makgale, a spokesman for the police, told The Associated Press.

    He said that a task force of police, diplomats and intelligence personnel have been making plans and talking to foreign delegations who are on their way to Johannesburg for the memorial.

    At FNB Stadium, where the memorial is scheduled to begin at 4 a.m. ET, workers on Monday were welding together a stage and installing bulletproof glass to protect President Barack Obama and other guests. Obama will speak at the service, after tributes by four of Mandela’s grandchildren, by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and by an official of the African Union.

    The cast of dignitaries traveling to South Africa is impressive: Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, were on board Air Force One with Obama for the long flight over, as was Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former first lady and secretary of state.

    Traveling separately were former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter — Carter as part of The Elders, a globetrotting collection of world leaders and diplomats, once including Mandela himself, who fly around promoting peace and human rights.

  8. Xhosa language

    South African Girl speaking Xhosa

    He’s so CUTE!!!!

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  12. Obama to speak at Mandela service

    President Barack Obama will deliver remarks at Nelson Mandela’s Tuesday memorial service, the White House said Monday.

    Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters traveling aboard Air Force One that Obama will speak during the Tuesday service at Johannesburg’s main soccer stadium, though he did not reveal who else would speak.

    Rhodes said that no bilateral meetings are planned for Obama and the scores of other world leaders expected to attend.

    Rhodes said the White House has confidence the South African security measures at the stadium will be sufficient.

    “South Africa’s hosted the World Cup so they have experience hosting significant crowds and hosting events like this,” Rhodes said.

    Air Force One left for Johannesburg Monday morning. Obama is traveling with former President George W. Bush and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. A separate plane is en route with a congressional delegation led by Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) and about two dozen members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

  13. Yahtc says:

    R. Kelly Honors Nelson Mandela With ‘Soldier’s Heart’

  14. Hey 3CP!

    Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark wants to DEFY OBAMA by not lowering the flag in honor of Mandela. Let your voices be heard. 864-898-5534.

  15. Liza says:

    SG2, I love the way you put together all of these pictures. Great thread too, there’s so much information here for us. Thank you for this and thanks to everyone who contributes.

  16. Reblogged this on cadesertvoice and commented:
    Moving. So glad I lived during the time of this great, great man and leader. RIP Madiba.

  17. Prayers for Mandela on international day of mourning

  18. South Africa begins official mourning period for Mandela

  19. Yahtc says:

    3Chics, thank you for all of your Mandela postings today!

  20. rikyrah says:

    Tiger Woods Describes Meeting Nelson Mandela In 1998 As ‘Inspiring Time’ (PHOTOS)

    By DOUG FERGUSON 12/05/13 08:08 PM ET EST AP

    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Tiger Woods said the death of Nelson Mandela was “a sad day for many people,” especially those who had the chance to meet him.

    That moment was 15 years ago for Woods when he was in South Africa for the Million Dollar Challenge.

    “It’s sad for everyone who got a chance to not only meet him, but I’ve been influenced by him,” Woods said Thursday after the first round of his World Challenge. “I got a chance to meet him with my father back in ’98. He invited us to his home, and it was one of the inspiring times I’ve ever had in my life.”

    Woods did not go into details of stories about Mandela that he has told many times over the years.

    At the British Open this summer, when Mandela’s health was failing, he told of walking into a living room in Mandela’s home and feeling a presence he couldn’t describe.

    “It still gives me chills to this day, thinking about it,” Woods said in July at Muirfield. “A gentleman asked us to go into this side room over here and, ‘President Mandela will join you in a little bit. And we walked in the room, and my dad and I were just kind of looking around. And I said, ‘Dad, do you feel that? And he says, ‘Yeah, it feels different in this room.

    “And it was just like a different energy in the room,” Woods said. “We just looked at each other and just shrugged our shoulders and whatever. And maybe, I’m guessing probably 30 seconds later, I heard some movement behind me and it was President Mandela folding up the paper. And it was pretty amazing. The energy that he has, that he exudes, is unlike any person I’ve ever met. And it was an honor to meet him at his home. And that’s an experience that I will never, ever forget.”

  21. India has declared a five-day period of mourning to honor Mandela, with gov buildings flying flags at half-mast.

    Bangladesh declared a three-day period of mourning in Mandela’s honor.

  22. More stadiums for Mandela mourners

    Johannesburg – Three extra stadiums have been made available for those wanting to attend Tuesday’s national memorial service in Johannesburg for former president Nelson Mandela.

    While the main service would be held at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, overflow stadiums had been provided due to the fact that not all mourners could be accommodated there, the city said in a statement on Sunday.

    The three extra venues are Ellis Park, and the Orlando and Dobsonville stadiums, where the national memorial service will be broadcast live. The event is set to start on Tuesday at 11:00.

    “Government has arranged for free public transport and park-and-rides to accommodate mourners, and ensure that they are able to get to the stadiums on time.”

    The city warned that no cars would be allowed near the FNB Stadium, known to locals as the Calabash, and that roads around the venue would be closed from midnight on Monday, with a “total shutdown” from early on Tuesday morning.

    “Mourners are urged to choose which stadium they want to attend the national memorial service and take heed of the details… in respect of travelling to the different stadiums, and plan their trips accordingly.

    “Entrance to FNB Stadium is on a first come, first serve basis,” it said.

  23. ____________

    Uh huh…who didn’t see that coming?

  24. Mandela Mourning-A message to Mandela is carved in the snow below an igloo that's also the highest polling station in Italy on Sunday. The sentence in the snow reads, A winner is just a dreamer who never gave up, thanks Madiba.

    Mandela Mourning-A message to Mandela is carved in the snow below an igloo that's also the highest polling station in Italy on Sunday. The sentence in the snow reads, A winner is just a dreamer who never gave up, thanks Madiba.

  25. Mandela Mourning- Palestinians attend a candlelight vigil for Mandela in Gaza City on Sunday

    Mandela Mourning- Palestinians attend a candlelight vigil for Mandela in Gaza City on Sunday

  26. Hommage a Nelson Mandela (Miriam Makeba – Pata Pata)

  27. Mandela (Bring Him Back Home)

  28. Soweto Blues. Miriam Makeba & Hugh Masekela

    Thank you, Madiba! Thank you!

  29. Mandela Mourning- Mourners weep and embrace in front of Cape Town City Hall

    Mandela Mourning- Mourners weep and embrace in front of Cape Town City Hall

  30. Mandela Mourning-In Norway, a flag stood at half mast.

    Mandela Mourning-In Norway, a flag stood at half mast.

  31. Mandela Mourning- Flags fly at half mast in front of French National Assembly in Paris

    Mandela Mourning- Flags fly at half mast in front of French Assembly in Paris

  32. Mandela Mourning- People gathered for a vigil in Karachi Pakistan

    Mandela Mourning- People gathered for a vigil in Karachi Pakistan

  33. De Lille in tears during Mandela speech

    Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille

    Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille broke down in tears on Friday morning as she briefed the media about the City of Cape Town’s plans to honour Madiba. She was comforted by ANC chief whip Xolani Sotashe.

    Speaking on the Civic Centre concourse, De Lille faltered as she spoke of “the unifier of this nation; (something) that no one else could achieve”.

    Also present at the briefing were DA Speaker Dirk Smit and chief whip Anthea Serritslev.

    Shortly before midday on Friday, the Presidency had not yet released a detailed plan of the events around Mandela’s funeral, but CNN reported a “10-day” plan, which would include the body lying in state at the Union Buildings and culminating in burial, in Xhosa tradition, at his home in Qunu in Eastern Cape.

    The city has already activated its plans to honour Madiba, as thousands of people look for ways to pay tribute to him. Law enforcement teams are out in full force and have closed off the Grand Parade, which will be the site of many celebrations and memorial events over the next few days.

    Huge banners depicting Mandela have been hung from the front of the Cape Town City Hall, where the national flag is flying at half mast.

    Flowers have been placed in front of the hall, where Mandela made his historic speech after his release from prison in 1990.

    The city hall and the Civic Centre, which has housed an exhibition celebrating Mandela’s life for the past few months, have been designated as public viewing areas.

    There will be condolence books to sign and messages can also be posted on the city’s website

  34. Day of Prayer and Reflection

    President Jacob Zuma will attend a service at the Bryanston Methodist Church to mark the National Day of Prayer and Reflection called to remember former President Nelson Mandela tomorrow, Sunday 8 December 2013.

    President Zuma wishes to remind South Africans to mark this day by celebrating the life of former President Mandela, who sadly passed on, on the 5th of December.

    Madiba left it to the South African people to celebrate his life and legacy.

    He said once when asked how he wished to be remembered:
    “It would be very egotistical of me to say how I would like to be remembered. I’d leave that entirely to South Africans. I would just like a simple stone on which is written, ‘Mandela’.”

    President Zuma reiterated the call to all to go to stadiums, halls, churches, temples or synagogues tomorrow, 8 December, to celebrate the life of Madiba and through him, that of all other South Africans who sacrificed so much so that we could be free from apartheid colonialism, all of us, black and white.

    “We should, while mourning, also sing at the top of our voices, dance and do whatever we want to do, to celebrate the life of this outstanding revolutionary who kept the spirit of freedom alive and led us to a new society. As South Africans we sing when we are happy and we also sing when we are sad to make ourselves feel better. Let us celebrate Madiba in this way, which we know best. Let us sing for Madiba,” said President Zuma.

  35. Mourning Period Dates in South Africa

    Key dates in the mourning period for former President Nelson Mandela announced by President Jacob Zuma:

    Sunday, 8 December: National Day of Prayer and Reflection: all synagogues, temples, churches, mosques, etc.

    Tuesday, 10 December: Official memorial service: FNB Stadium, Johannesburg

    Wednesday, 11-Thursday, 12 December: Former President Mandela to lie in state: Union Buildings, Pretoria

    Sunday, 15 December : State Funeral for Former President Nelson Mandela: Qunu

  36. Book of Condolence and Vigils

    Members of the public are invited to sign a book of condolence honoring the memory of Nelson Mandela. The book will be located at the South African Embassy, 3051 Massachusetts Ave NW, and will be open daily for signing:

    6 December through 10 December: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and 7:00pm – 8.00pm.
    12 December through 14 December: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

    There will be a vigil each evening at the embassy between 7.00pm and 8.00pm through December 10, to which all are welcome.

  37. Nelson Mandela’s death: the newspaper front pages – in pictures

    How papers, magazines and websites around the world marked the death of Nelson Mandela

  38. Mourning Mandela- A couple embrace as they mourn at a shrine of flowers and candles outside the home of Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg.

    South Africa Mourns Death Of Nelson Mandela

  39. Yahtc says:

    Published on May 23, 2013
    The great Nelson Mandela’s timing has been impeccable throughout his whole successful, forgiving and contributing life. He knew where he should be, when to be there, what to say to win the day, when it was perfectly appropriate to leave, and how to do it grandly but with humility and integrity. This video attempts to capture his courage, humility, diplomacy and grace, his vision and all the pain he had to endure to steer the country towards achieving a dream outcome of freedom and a new democracy.
    Written, directed and performed by Siva Pillay

  40. The mourners of all races, black, white, asian etc keep coming to pay their respect to Nelson Mandela. Agape love!

    South Africa Mourns Death Of Nelson Mandela

  41. BREAKING: White House: President Obama, First Lady to attend Tuesday memorial in South Africa for Mandela. via @AP

  42. North Korea pays tribute to Mandela

    North Korea state official praises Nelson Mandela’s “struggle against racism and for democracy” in the country’s first official reaction to leader’s death.

    North Korea on Saturday sent its condolences to South Africa over the death of Nelson Mandela, praising his “struggle against racism and for democracy” in the country.

    Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the North’s Supreme People’s Assembly – the country’s parliament – sent a message of sympathy to South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma, according to the official Korean Central News Agency.

    Kim expressed “profound condolences” to the South African people and Mandela’s family, it said.

    The message marked North Korea’s first official reaction to the death of the anti-apartheid leader.

    Kim said in his message that “the feats performed by Nelson Mandela in the struggle against racism and for democracy in South Africa would always be remembered by the South African people and progressive mankind,” the agency reported.

  43. The fruit of Mandela’s labor..

    Mandela mourning 39

  44. Yahtc says:

    South African muscian,Jonas Gwangwa,performing Labi Siffre’s,anti-apartheid song,”(Something inside),So Strong”,at the Nelson Mandela:An International tribute to free South Africa concert,on 16.4.1990.
    Backed by South African group,the Manhattan Brothers.

    • Yahtc says:

      Oh, yes, my guiding leader, I will remember this lesson you teach me here.

      I pray that all of your lessons will always stay in my heart. We have such need of you lessons this year in our own country in order to stand up to the hateful racism we have been witnessing in our country and in order to push back against those who would turn the clock back in our country.

    • Ametia says:

      I am the MASTER of my SOUL. Yes indeed, Madiba. It takes great work on oneself to rise above hate. It’s much easier to hate than not to hate.

      But even the few that commend you for your bravery and courage try to ride your coattails and claim your works have vindicated t them from heir greed, bitterness, racism, and hate

      OWN your shit

  45. rikyrah says:

    This is a wonderful post. Thanks everyone for the pictures and videos. I’m in tears.

  46. Yahtc says:

    Just moments after finding out about the death of Nelson Mandela, Nicole Scherzinger paid tribute to him at the Cosmo Awards

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    INVICTUS read by Morgan Freeman

    Published on Jul 6, 2012
    ” Invictus ” by the English poet William Ernest Henley. Nelson Mandela had the poem written on a scrap of paper on his prison cell.

    Out of the night that covers me,
    Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
    I thank whatever gods may be
    For my unconquerable soul.

    In the fell clutch of circumstance
    I have not winced nor cried aloud.
    Under the bludgeonings of chance
    My head is bloody, but unbowed.

    Beyond this place of wrath and tears
    Looms but the Horror of the shade,
    And yet the menace of the years
    Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

    It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll,
    I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul.

    • Yahtc says:

      I think of those freedom fighters in our country during the Civil Rights movement who were unafraid and were beaten, jailed, and even died as they stood up for what they believed in.

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    • Yahtc says:

      Published on Dec 6, 2013
      Video message delivered by Dr. Maya Angelou on behalf of the American people in memory of Nelson Mandela.

  49. Yahtc says:

    Remembering our First Lady’s trip to South Africa:

    Michelle Obama meets Nelson Mandela

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    Nelson Mandela’s first interview 1961
    Published on Youtube Jun 10, 2013 by DigPhilosophy

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  52. Nelson Mandela obituary chapters one to three: from herding sheep to Robben Island

    Chapter One – Childhood

    The boy who grew up to lead his country to freedom began his life herding sheep and cattle in a remote part of the South African countryside.

    Rolihlahla Mandela (the name Nelson was imposed later by a Christian teacher who would not let her charges use African names) was born on July 19, 1918 in a tiny village called Mvezo on the banks of the Mbashe River in the Transkei.

    To the child who spent his days roaming with the other boys outside the village, it was an idyllic existence that gave no hint of the struggles to come in his life.

    “I was not born with a hunger to be free,” he later wrote in his autobiography. “I was born free. Free in every way I could know. Free to run in the fields near my mother’s hut, free to swim in the clear stream that ran through my village, free to roast mealies under the stars and ride the broad backs of slow-moving bulls.

    “It was only when I began to learn that my boyhood freedom was an illusion, when I discovered as a young man that my freedom had already been taken from me, that I began to hunger for it.”

    His name “Rolihlahla” was prescient. In the Xhosa language it literally means “pulling the branch of a tree”, or, in other words, Troublemaker.

    Mandela’s family was noble. Although his parents were illiterate, his father Gadla, a tall and stately figure, belonged to the Thembu royal family that ruled the region and was a local chief and counsellor to the monarch and his son was groomed to counsel rulers in turn. However, the family suffered a disaster when Gadla fell out with the local magistrate, one of the few white people, who stripped him of his title and fortune.

    The family was forced to move to an even smaller village, Qunu. They lived simply and frugally in huts in a narrow valley without roads, eating local crops of maize, sorghum, pumpkin and beans. “Nature was my playground,” Mandela recalled fondly. Their lives were regulated by “custom, ritual and taboo”.

    Gadla had four wives and Mandela was the son of number three, Nosekeni Fanny, a Christian who sent him to the local Methodist school at the age of seven. “No one in my family had ever attended school,” Mandela later wrote. He was given a pair of his father’s trousers, cut off at the knees and held up with string.

    On his first day at school, he was renamed after the British naval hero. “The lady teacher, Miss Mdingame, asked, ‘what is your name?’ I told her my African name She said, ‘No, I don’t want that one, you must have a Christian name.’ So I said, ‘no, I don’t have one.’ She said: ‘From today, you are to be Nelson.’” It was a British education that taught the superiority of British values and ignored African culture altogether.

    Mandela’s father died of lung cancer when he was nine, and his tranquil rural life ended. He was sent to Mqhekezweni, the provincial capital, to be given the best education a black youngster could hope for, living as a guest in the royal palace of Chief Jongintaba DalinDyebo, who became his guardian.

    More at the link above…

  53. mandela freed from prison

  54. Ametia says:

    The photo gallery of mourners around the world is ASTOUNDING.

  55. Yahtc says:

    Beautiful page of tribute photos, SG2!

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  57. CarolMaeWY says:

    And in our Hearts. :'(

  58. Nelson Mandela Song

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