Rick: I congratulate YOU on Your Work
Victor: Thank YOU – I Try
Rick: WE All Try – YOU SUCCEED
Rick Blaine & Victor Laszlo in Casablanca
South African President Nelson Mandela aka Madiba
did indeed succeed in his endeavor for Freedom and
Reconciliation in the Bond of Peace
World mourns Nelson Mandela’s death
Obama, Bush, Clinton to attend Mandela services @
Message from The Nelson Mandela Foundation,
The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and The Mandela
5th December 2013
It is with the deepest regret that we have learned of the
passing of our founder, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela –
Madiba. The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa
will shortly make further official announcements.
We want to express our sadness at this time. No words
can adequately describe this enormous loss to our
nation and to the world.
We give thanks for his life, his leadership, his devotion
to humanity and humanitarian causes. We salute our
friend, colleague and comrade and thank him for his
sacrifices for our freedom. The three charitable
organisations that he created dedicate ourselves to
continue promoting his extraordinary legacy.
Hamba Kahle Madiba @ Nelson Mandela
July 18, 1918 – December 3, 2013
Johannesburg, South Africa | Age 95
Former South African President and anti-apartheid
revolutionary hero has died @ Nelson Mandela
NY Times: JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela, South
Africa’s first black president and an enduring icon of the
struggle against racial oppression, died on Thursday, the
government announced, leaving the nation without its
moral center at a time of growing dissatisfaction with
the country’s leaders. Our nation has lost its greatest
son,” President Jacob Zuma said in a televised address
late Thursday night, adding that Mr. Mandela had died
at 8:50 p.m. local time. “His tireless struggle for
freedom earned him the respect of the world. His
humility, his compassion and his humanity earned him
their love.” @ Nelson Mandela
South Africa’s first black president and anti-apartheid
icon Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95.
Mr Mandela led South Africa’s transition from white-
minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison for
his political activities.
He had been receiving intensive medical care at home
for a lung infection after spending three months in
Announcing the news on South African national TV,
President Jacob Zuma said Mr Mandela was at peace.
“Our nation has lost its greatest son,” Mr Zuma said.
the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does
not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
and has been a global advocate for human rights. A
member of the African National Congress party
beginning in the 1940s, he was a leader of both peaceful
protests and armed resistance against the white
minority’s oppressive regime in a racially divided South
Africa. His actions landed him in prison for nearly three
decades and made him the face of the antiapartheid
movement both within his country and internationally.
Released in 1990, he participated in the eradication of
apartheid and in 1994 became the first black president
of South Africa, forming a multiethnic government to
oversee the country’s transition. after retiring from
politics in 1999, he remained a devoted champion for
peace and social justice in his own nation and around
the world until his death in 2013 at the age of 95.
@ Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela obituary: The Guardian
and then became South Africa’s first democratically
One must go back to Dallas, Texas, in 1963 to find a
comparable occasion of collective bereavement as that
which has met the death of Nelson Mandela, at the age of
95. Even the assassination of President John F Kennedy
registered less resonantly in the days before the global
village – and, in any case, the trajectory of the American
politician’s life represented promise shattered rather
than hope fulfilled.
Mandela has surely been venerated by more millions in
his lifetime than any political figure in history. In
working to free his country from racial division, he led
an essentially peaceful revolution, culminating in his
release from prison in 1990 and the post-apartheid
election of 1994, which saw him elected as the first
president of a democratic South Africa. The world
responded to the qualities it perceived in the man, as
well as to the scale of his achievement.