“Love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
Nelson Mandela, one of the most influential and inspirational human beings of all time achieved eternal freedom on the 5th December 2013. A man who not only inspired a nation or continent, he inspired a generation. He was South Africa’s first ever black president and he won over 250 honours including the Noble Peace Prize in 1993, Nelson Mandela changed the world.
He was a man who never gave up, stood up for what he believed in and spent a third of his life in prison because he changed the world, he changed how we think, speak, act. His achievements make him one of the most outstanding figures in the 20th century, a man who will always be remembered.
After serving 27 years in prison for fighting against Apartheid, he was released from prison in 1990. Four years later, he not only became the first black president of South Africa but he was also the first president to be elected in a completely democratic election. He was the man who finally broke down racial barriers in South Africa and brought white and black’s together for the first time ever in South Africa.
Here is a selection of tweets from people across the world, ranging from sportsmen to presidents to musicians. These tweets just show how influential he was to the world and how much he will be missed.
President Obama remembers Nelson Mandela: “A man who took history in his hands and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice.”
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 5, 2013
RIP Nelson Mandela. No words to describe the goodness you have brought to this world. Sad to see you go. Inspirational, my only ever hero.
— Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) December 5, 2013
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) December 6, 2013
Nelson Mandela may be gone but he certainly will not be forgotten.
“Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.”
Nelson Mandela 1918 – 2013.