Nelson Mandela was many things to different people. To me he was the epitome of forgiveness, warmth, compassion and hope. In his inimitable way he enchanted and captivated people wherever he went, and South Africa is already a sadder place without him. From humble beginnings as a young boy in the tiny village of Mvezo in the Eastern Cape to becoming the global icon of the 20th century, Madiba was the glue that held his beloved Rainbow Nation people together.
Hamba Kahle Tata Madiba (Go well Father), you will be sorely missed.