South Africa isn’t ready to say goodbye

 

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This cartoon by illustrator extraordinaire, Zapiro

Last week Madiba, Nelson Mandela, my country’s father, and one of the few untainted heros we look to for moral direction, went into hospital again. He has since been discharged and returned home, but as usual, his going to hospital caused an international media frenzy.

He is an old man, but our country is not in a good way, and letting him go in peace will be one of the hardest things we collectively have to do. This article by Marelise van der Merwe (http://bit.ly/Z5cnLe), and the cartoon by Zapiro  really sum-up the emotions around his slow passing

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