Former President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela taught us invaluable lessons in nation building, unity and reconciliation to emulate and will for generations to come be celebrated as the world’s greatest freedom fighter, statesman, icon, role model, unifier and selfless servant of our people.
His love for humanity and children has left us a legacy, built a monument in all of our hearts and minds and left indelible gigantic footprints in the sands of time. If there is any single person that has ever touched and unified the world against fight injustice, his humbleness and lessons in forgiveness, it was Madiba.
As we mourn the passing away of the father of our nation, we call on all of our people to celebrate his life with dignity, respect and honour. In admiring the courage with wish he fought against illness and old age in the past few months, we should all strive to advance the unity and reconciliation that his life epitomized and respect the funeral arrangements by the family that unselfishly shared their father with all of us.
We appeal for calm and discipline and for all of us to remember the Mandela family in our prayers and thoughts as we reflect on the values and principles that he fought for and sacrificed his life.
The Special Executive Council held earlier has approved that a provincial prayer day in honour of our former President be held on Sunday afternoon at 2pm at James Motlatsi Stadium in Orkney.
The provincial memorial service will be held after the national memorial service
As and when dates for national memorial and funeral service are announced, we will keep our communities informed of how they could follow the proceedings.
Lesiba Moses Kgwele
Tel: 018 388 3705
Cell: 083 629 1987
Fax: 018 388 3157