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Share your condolences, memories about Mandela

Posted December 6, 2013
Updated December 9, 2013

WRAL is inviting viewers and readers to share their condolences and memories about former South Africa President Nelson Mandela, who passed away Dec. 5, 2013.

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  • dewpac1 Dec 12, 2013

    He was a communist and murderer. He should never have been let out of prison.He wasn't a great man, he was a criminal.

  • kliberto Dec 11, 2013

    My life feels so insignificant when I see the overwhelming show of love and respect for this man from people all over the world. I wish I could have been lucky enough to have met him. The outpouring of love from the people in SA make it even more sad to see the hate and racism continue to get worse in America.

  • brihonda93 Dec 11, 2013

    I appreciate the right for all to have opinion on former President Mandela. The media have been willfully and with a seemingly coordinated effort not addressing Nelson Mandela’s violent past in the ANC’s executive committee.
    Nelson Mandela was the head of UmKhonto we Sizwe, (MK), the terrorist wing of the ANC and South African Communist Party. He had pleaded guilty to 156 acts of public violence including mobilizing terrorist bombing campaigns, which planted bombs in public places, including the Sharpsville Massacre, Johannesburg railway station, Church Street West Bombing, the Krugersdorp Magistrate’s Court bombing, Durban Pick n’ Pay bombing, Pretoria Sterland movie complex bombing, along with the readily used practice of “necklacing”. 100’s of innocent people, including women and children, were killed by Nelson Mandela’s MK terrorists. I appreciate the right for all to have opinion on former President Mandela. The media have been willfully and with a seemingly co

  • jesdrums Dec 10, 2013

    It is such an honor to have lived to see a humbled yet strong leader such as Nelson Mandela. He is a true testament to a vision of equality. We all should aspire to be like him.

    J. Smith

  • kultecshri@aol.com Dec 9, 2013

    What the Muslim world needs at this time is a Nelson Mandela who can puesued them live with a policy of inclusion than a policy of hate. Descending from same Islam and following Mohamed, it is incomprehensible that the Sunis and Shiats cannot live with each other. About time to think of mutual distrust and killings
    Wish they appreciate him in Mideast as they all around the world.

    Hugs and not gunshots

  • North Carolina Cutie Dec 9, 2013

    A strong warrior, my prayers go out to the family.

  • johnway Dec 9, 2013

    The world owes much to Mandela. One of my favorite quotes: You must believe in something other than yourself.

  • catherinecatlewis Dec 9, 2013

    Mandela was an amazing leader who suffered and succeeded greatly, but let's not turn him into a saint especially when he himself admitted and regretted his detrimental actions. From the article: "The apartheid regime was a crime against humanity; as illogical as it was cruel. It is tempting, therefore, to simplify the subject by declaring that all who opposed it were wholly and unswervingly good. It’s important to remember, however, that Mandela has been the first to hold his hands up to his shortcomings and mistakes. In books and speeches, he goes to great length to admit his errors. The real tragedy is that too many in the West can’t bring themselves to see what the great man himself has said all along; that he’s just as flawed as the rest of us, and should not be put on a pedestal." http://thebackbencher.co.uk/3-things-you-didnt-want-to-know-about-nelson-mandela/

  • Alex25 Dec 9, 2013

    Good man, though his political views were communist. RIP

  • avis1001 Dec 8, 2013

    A Great human who sacrificed his life for letting the truth know that all human beings are created equally !!! Salute to Hero !!! RIP !!!

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