Nelson Mandela was not only South Africa’s first black president, but a leader who advocated for love over hate and fought to end the system of apartheid in the country he led. When we found out of his passing yesterday, our hearts grew heavy. Even after being imprisoned for nearly three decades, he rejected the notion of revenge or vengeance and instead fought for freedom with compassion, forgiveness and reconciliation.
As Mandela himself said, “When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace.”
He will live on forever in our hearts.
- Tia & Tamera