RIP Nelson Mandela

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At around 20:50 on Thursday, 5 December 2013, former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela died. He was 95 years old.

I can’t actually describe how I’m feeling. I’ve never met Madiba, but I’ve had the privilege of being in the same space as him on numerous occasions. One, for his birthday, another for the announcement of Mandela Day and I am eternally grateful for just those very special moments. He was a man bigger than life itself; a selfless, brave, compassionate, charming, intelligent man; who became the father of our nation and hero to the world.

May he finally rest in peace.
We love you, Tata. We thank you, Tata but most of all we will miss you Tata.  Condolences go out to the Mandela family during this time. We are here with you!

‘Winnie’ Movie Trailer – Jennifer Hudson & Terrence Howard

Here is a first look trailer at what the biopic about one of South Africa’s most well known figures, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela will look like. The movie stars Jennifer Hudson as Winnie and Terrence Howard as a young Nelson Mandela. To me it looks great, authentic and real. Jennifer Hudson pulls of the accent pretty well from what I’ve seen too.

The film is directed by Darrell J. Roodt and is the film adaptation based on the Anne Marie du Preez Bezdrob biography Winnie Mandela: A Life.