5 photos that show how much South Africa loves Tata Madiba

2013-12-13 08:33
Nelson Mandela
Cape Town – We are a country in mourning. But we are brave. We are inspired by a man that gave us our freedom and we are thankful for the magic he brought into our lives.

It’s never easy to so goodbye. Since Nelson Mandela passed away on 5 December South Africans have been celebrating the legacy he is leaving behind while the whole world has their eyes on us. 

Thank you Madiba. We love you. 

Here are 5 photos that show just how much we love you Tata:

1) We are queuing in never-ending lines to wish you a final farewell. Just like we did in 1994: 

(In this photo combination, at top: a long line of people wait outside the polling station in the black township of Soweto, in the southwest suburbs of Johannesburg, to vote in South Africa's first all-race elections on 27 April 1994; and at bottom: people queue to catch a bus to see the body of former president Nelson Mandela lying in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. AP)

2) We are supporting each other in a time of sadness: 

(A woman cries after paying her respect to South African former president Nelson Mandela as he lies in state at the Union Buildings. AFP)

3) We are sharing our thoughts for everyone to see:

(A woman sits inside a bus that will take her home after she attended the memorial service for late South African President Nelson Mandela at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg. AFP)

4) We are lining the streets to wave a last goodbye:

(People cheer as the coffin of Nelson Mandela, wrapped in a South African flag, passes by in the streets of Pretoria. AFP)

5) We bring you a sea of flowers:

(People pay tribute to South African former president Nelson Mandela at a wall of flowers laid by mourners outside Mandela's home in Houghton, Johannesburg. AFP)

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