Yesterday, 05th December 2013, the country, the African continent and the entire world was brought to a standstill by the sad news of the departure of Dr Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.
As we mourn this sad loss of a greatest man ever lived, I am reminded of the Xhosa phrase that says: ‘umthi omkhulu uwile’. Loosely translated, ‘the big tree has fallen’
To celebrate the life and times of Doctor Nelson Mandela, let’s do more and enhance our commitment towards the mandate that is in front of us, consolidating our efforts in building a caring society in pursuit of the objectives of the National Democratic Revolution.
Each and everyone of us has a responsibility to keep the legacy of Dr Nelson Mandela alive and continue to be inspired by what he stood for, Values of Ubuntu.
To His family, relatives, friends, patriots, fellow comrades of the ANC and the entirety of our society, on behalf of Koukamma community, we submit our heartfelt and sincere condolences.
May His soul rest in peace, He will be solely missed.