In Africa we do not mourn an elder, we celebrate his passing onto the next life.
Mandela we do not mourn you, we celebrate your joining your ancestors.
The most important message i got from his journey through this earth is one of forgiveness. Without it you are still in chains/ bound to that person or situation.
I am glad i got to live in the same time as he did. I got to hear his voice as opposed to just recordings.
Mandela thank you for your sacrifice. You left the world a better place.