Bapedi Nation Mourns Dr Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Bapedi Kingdom is saddened by the devastating news of the passing of our father Nkosi Dr Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Ah! Dalibhunga! On behalf of the Kingdom, the Royal Family and Bapedi Nation as a whole I wish to convey our deepest, heartfelt condolences and prayers to Madiba's family, his wife Graša Machel, our dearest mother Mme Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Madiba's children, his grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Our condolences goes to the entire Madiba clan, the Abathembu Kingdom, the African National Congress and its partners, friends, colleagues, the South African citizens, world leaders and nations. Madiba is to us, a true servant of the people, a unique world statesman an epitome of love, hope, forgiveness and morality, a true legend to have ever lived in the 20th Century. It is incredible that an icon par excellence had ever walked on this soil during our lifetime. Madiba was indeed a world-wide icon and a beacon of hope for many. We need not despair but to continue celebrating His life, for His spirit lives on. Ours is to draw inspiration from his teachings, his life and from his legacy to make a better world, a world free of diseases, hunger, wars and fear. The sacrifices which Madiba and his generation made were not in vain. We live to see a realization of a new order in the land of our forefathers, a new order full of freedom and equal opportunities which our children and generations to come should take advantage of.
We join the rest of the World in prayers for the Madiba family to gain strength and sustain during these difficult times.
"MOKGAPA O MOGOLO O WELE DITHAGA DI LLA MASOGOSOGO. A MOYA WA GAGWE O ROBALE KA KHUTSO GO YA KA GO SA FELEGO!
HIS MAJESTY KING THULARE III