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    Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital in 'serious condition' [W:47:W:117]

    Former President Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital in South Africa with a lung infection.

    A presidential spokesman said he is in a "serious but stable condition", although he was able to breathe on his own - a "positive sign".


    Mr Mandela, 94, has been ill for some days but deteriorated overnight and was transferred to a hospital in Pretoria.


    He led the fight against apartheid and is regarded as the father of democratic South Africa.

    BBC News - Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital in 'serious condition'


    I was awfully quiet on the subject last time he want to hospital.

    But I believe this is it.

    Whether it be today or I dare say within the next 7 days we will lose one of the greatest human rights icons in the history of the world.

    As a South African, born when the New South Africa began to take it's first roots... I cannot even begin to express the sadness I feel.

    He is the father of the nation, him and De Klerk saved us from certain civil war, I am here today, typing this because of what they did.

    I can only hope his dream for a better South Africa continues, we still have great challenges ahead.

    During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.


    There's a few people on this board that feel the need to knock him at all times, I know Mandelas not perfect but I will not address any of their criticisms today.

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    re: Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital in 'serious condition' [W:47:W:117]

    South Africa is one of the countries I want to live in too bad but after Mandela the ANC went downhill into the depths of corruption.

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    re: Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital in 'serious condition' [W:47:W:117]

    I don't know as much about him as I probably should or what the criticisms against him are (something about communism?) but I've always liked this quote and it seems to fit;

    "“It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; Who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

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    http://www.terrystarbucker.com/2009/...-in-the-arena/

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    re: Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital in 'serious condition' [W:47:W:117]

    truly a great man. i know that he is quite elderly, but i hope that he rallies. if he doesn't, he'll be honored by the whole world. his strength is an inspiration.

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    re: Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital in 'serious condition' [W:47:W:117]

    Oh Madiba

    Sajo jon te i fe
    tomorrow,
    see you tomorrow.

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    re: Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital in 'serious condition' [W:47:W:117]

    Good. The sooner he dies the sooner this world is rid of one more murdering racist.
    I came into this world fighting, screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I have no problem going out the same way.

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    re: Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital in 'serious condition' [W:47:W:117]

    People I know who are more familiar with his health in recent years say he hasn't spoken in years, possibly a dementia symptom. He's probably tge single most respected living statesman in the world. It's never easy to see someone leave this life but he's certainly made a mark on history with his and lived a very long life. In fact, one of the motives of releasing him from prison years is the apartheid government was afraid he would die in prison making his a martyr and inspiring countrywide unrest. He's done so much after being free and outlived Botha.

    Triva: The name Nelson Mandela was not the name he had at birth but later given to him when he started attending school. His birth name is, and this is just phonetically spelled, Rowe-lee-HLA-hla or possibly Rowe-lee-CLA-cla. I have no idea how its spelled but I think I contains the letter X. His tribal language is Xhosa pronounced TOE-sah.

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    re: Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital in 'serious condition' [W:47:W:117]

    Quote Originally Posted by a777pilot View Post
    Good. The sooner he dies the sooner this world is rid of one more murdering racist.
    Aw dude. Show a little class.

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    re: Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital in 'serious condition' [W:47:W:117]

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Aw dude. Show a little class.
    I did.

    He murdered people and he is a racist. He destroyed the country of South Africa.
    I came into this world fighting, screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I have no problem going out the same way.

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    re: Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital in 'serious condition' [W:47:W:117]

    Quote Originally Posted by a777pilot View Post
    I did.

    He murdered people and he is a racist. He destroyed the country of South Africa.
    What by ending Apartheid?

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