The death of former South African President, Nelson Mandela, seems to have left Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, world acclaimed wordsmith, short of words.
He appears to be so shell-shocked and devastated.
In a rare and short tribute to former South African president and anti-apartheid hero, Nelson Mandela, Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka had this to say ”
“The soul of Africa has departed, and there is nothing miraculous left in the world.”
Mr. Mandela passed away Thursday night at 95, throwing the entire world into unprecedented mourning.
Meanwhile, tributes have continued to pour following the death of the man who is credited for reconciling White and Black South African after the brutal apartheid era that saw the black majority suffering hideous human rights abuses under successive white minority regimes.
Mandela was born in 1918. He was sentenced to life in imprisonment by the apartheid government for his armed struggle against a government infamous for killing unarmed protesters. He spent 27 years in prison before was released and elected first black South African president in 1993.
Source: Sahara Reporters
U are right but he would have wanted our continent to be strong because he would forever leave in our hearts. Adieu Madiba… Adieu…
u ar rite d glory of black race 4rm white as gone home r.i.p mandela
He Will 4ever Remain In Our Heart. Adieu
u r right, prof, d voice of peace, unity n forgiveness in Africa is gone, rest in peace d peoples president, adieu papa madiba
Mandela was a grt man but i totally disagree dat d soul of africa is gone
Gues where the man Mandela is right now!
An icon of hope has finaly departed frm d agony of d world. RIP madiba… Bt for proff i disagree with u madiba may be no more bt africa lives on with many mandela’s to take her to d promise land. Adieu madiba mandela
Icon of actvisit has gone
yes it good to remember the good deeds of the good ones
for he has done wonderfully well ……NELSON
As long as africa is concine we will live to remember you till we met to part no more, rest in peace