North West Premier Thandi Modise remembers former President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela as someone who taught people invaluable lessons in nation building, unity and reconciliation.
“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 fighting injustice, his humbleness and lessons in forgiveness, it was Madiba,” Modise said.
Modise called on people to celebrate Madiba’s life with dignity, respect and honour.
“In admiring the courage with which 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 epitomised 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,” she said.
A provincial memorial service in honour of Mandela will be held on Sunday at 2pm at James Motlatsi Stadium in Orkney.
In addition, District Memorial Services will be held on Monday in Bojanala Platinum and Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati and at Ngaka Modiri Molema and Dr Kenneth Kaunda District on Tuesday. – SAnews.gov.za
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