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    Nelson Mandela

    Well he has been in hospital for over 3 weeks now and reportedly critically ill.....although updates yesterday were saying he was stabilizing.

    It will also be his 95th birthday on the 18th July so hope he recovers.

    But South African's in particular are going to have to start realising that this guy is now becoming just too old.....kinda sad but inevitable for everyone.

    And yeah......what's been happening behind the scenes with his family as well as the ANC Govt is just a disgrace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thin White Duke View Post
    It will also be his 95th birthday on the 18th July so hope he recovers.


    Recovers from what? From old age?
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    Recurrent lung infection

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacon View Post

    Recovers from what? From old age?
    Wow, what a silly statement

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    Ooops!!!! I'm out of here pretty sharp pronto, I'm reckoning its going to get ugly????
    Custard should be a colour...cos I could then paint over the mess I've just made!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by retepg View Post
    Wow, what a silly statement
    Why is that a silly statement? The guy is 95 and been ill for ages. He's gotta go some time.




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    Quote Originally Posted by kris-one View Post
    Why is that a silly statement? The guy is 95 and been ill for ages. He's gotta go some time.
    Because it is a rather tasteless joke.. But not to worry you should understand one day.. When you get old 555

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    It does seem that the end is very close now. And that is sad. Sure he is very old and we all have to die sometime. But the man is an absolute icon and we do not get many of those in our own lifetimes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by retepg View Post
    Because it is a rather tasteless joke.. But not to worry you should understand one day.. When you get old 555
    Wouldn't see that as a joke at all. When he dies is it because of the lung infection after decades in prison, or simply old age? At 95 the latter is probably more the cause. No need for that kind of post.

    A larger than life figure regardless... I recall even marching against apartheid under the banner "fuck well, fuck shell".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodger View Post
    Ooops!!!! I'm out of here pretty sharp pronto, I'm reckoning its going to get ugly????
    Don't really see why?

    Everyone's got their opinions so would rather hear honest views from different perspectives around the globe.

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    The sad thing is that his family start fighting over "him" even before he is dead.......

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    You are quite right.

    Painfull to see that.

    Human's often let you down and this is probably a good example of that.

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    Heh, the day I go through life worrying about who I'm gonna offend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacon View Post
    Heh, the day I go through life worrying about who I'm gonna offend.
    Not at all offended, I was just offering my view on your statment.

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    Just heard Mandela has passed away......

    Truly an inspirational man of the people.

    May he RIP !

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    There should be more leaders like him, be it in Thailand, Egypt or where ever else the government and the opposition cannot work together. And he had so much more reason to be vengeful than they have, a truly great man.

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    He truly put love of country above himself. A selfless and humble man, IMO. So much unlike another that also happened to win the Nobel Prize....and, he actually deserved it.
    The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up.

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    RIP Madiba.

    A remarkable example you set.

    There is a sombre air around Johannesburg this morning however this was one life lived to the fullest.

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    A sad day, but also a day to remember a truly great statesman.. we will miss you Madiba

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    One mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter..

    RIP

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