South Africa’s first black president and anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela died late on Thursday.
South Africa’s first black president and anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela died late on Thursday. Mandela had been receiving intense home-based medical care for a lung infection after three months in hospital. He led South Africa’s transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after having spent 27 years in prison. Here are some tweets from sports personalities from around the world, paying their tributes to Mandela via Twitter:
When I met Mr. Mandela it was one of the most memorable days of my life. A truly inspirational human being… He will live on in my heart forever. R.I.P
AB de Villiers
Let us now, more than ever, stick together as a nation! We owe him that much. #madiba you will be missed! #tata #inspiration #leader
A hero is someone who has given his life for something bigger than oneself…The world lost a hero, Africa lost a father…RIP Mandela
Usain St. Leo Bolt
One of the greatest human beings ever..May your soul rest in peace..The worlds greatest fighter
Thankful Madiba for your legacy and your example. You”ll always stay with us.
Today, I am very saddened. Nelson Mandela was one of the most influential people in my life.
Joseph S Blatter
My respects to an extraordinary person, probably one of the greatest humanists of our time: Nelson Mandela
The world has lost a great man. RIP Nelson Mandela.
Rest in peace Nelson Mandela, you have been a role model to the world. My most sincere condolences to family and friends.
One life – Nelson Mandela’s life changed many. May his legacy live forever. Rev 21:4