Nelson Mandela critically ill in hospital

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Nelson Mandela critically ill in hospital

Postby icy » Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:05 am

Deserves it's own thread...very sad news right now :-(
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-23024836
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Re: Nelson Mandela critically ill in hospital

Postby Kes » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:03 pm

Depends on your perspective.

I'd say from his, he's probably just about had enough of it all, and is looking forward to a bit of peace and quiet.
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Re: Nelson Mandela critically ill in hospital

Postby Elessar » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:15 am

Sucks for Prince Philip. The world will be mental for a good 2-3 months after Mandela dies, so no one will notice Philip's demise.
 
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Re: Nelson Mandela critically ill in hospital

Postby Simon » Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:48 pm

The last time he stood on stage I was quite shocked... I was merely a puppet and it seemed like he did not know what he was supposed to do until someone whispered in his ear.
He's been fighting with this illness for years now. Don't really know what to wish him.
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Re: Nelson Mandela critically ill in hospital

Postby icy » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:39 pm

Simon wrote:The last time he stood on stage I was quite shocked... I was merely a puppet and it seemed like he did not know what he was supposed to do until someone whispered in his ear.
He's been fighting with this illness for years now. Don't really know what to wish him.

He reminds me of my Uncle not long before he passed away.
As much as I'd like to see him recover, I'm not expecting it. I hope he is surrounded by love and peace right now...he deserves that.
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Re: Nelson Mandela critically ill in hospital

Postby CNB » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:44 pm

It is pretty much impossible to recover from a lung infection when you are in your 90's. Mandela has had a remarkable life, unfortunately too many years of it behind bars. He is a shining example of someone who overcame crushing obstacles to become a great leader! His legacy will live on!
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Re: Nelson Mandela critically ill in hospital

Postby icy » Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:00 pm

http://news.sky.com/story/1107304/nelso ... -condition
South Africa's leader says doctors are doing everything they can for Mr Mandela, as family members meet to discuss his condition.
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Re: Nelson Mandela critically ill in hospital

Postby Kes » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:09 pm

The average life expectancy in South Africa is 48, so has Mr Mandela had a good run, or a bad one over his time on the planet, bearing in mind he was in the chokey for x number of years, not breathing in the dust of J-burg or Cape Town?

I know it's only a perspective, but had he not done that stretch in prison, he might well have been pushing up daisies 20 years ago.
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Re: Nelson Mandela critically ill in hospital

Postby RPeura » Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:07 pm

When I visited South Africa, Durban, the walls of the congress center's corridors were decorated with Nelson Mandela's shirts. Very beutiful and bright colour shirts. It was very touching.
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Re: Nelson Mandela critically ill in hospital

Postby icy » Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:56 pm

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/25/world ... a-mandela/
Nelson Mandela remains in critical condition; crowds gather outside hospital
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Re: Nelson Mandela critically ill in hospital

Postby Lino » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:50 pm

After such a fulfilled life (even though he spent all those years in jail, he accomplished the end of Apartheid) and with such an illness, I'd wish him a good recovery, but if it gets long, well I wish him not to suffer too much. If he goes, may he do it in peace and without suffering to depart to the great african dance in the massive african sky.
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Re: Nelson Mandela critically ill in hospital

Postby bigV » Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:25 am

He died... :(

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Re: Nelson Mandela critically ill in hospital

Postby icy » Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:40 am

bigV wrote:He died... :(

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When? I had a busy day today, so just logged in to make a post and check my messages. It's not BBC World...but there is this from earlier...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/2 ... 03903.html
Dutch City Council Erroneously Pronounces Nelson Mandela Dead
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Re: Nelson Mandela critically ill in hospital

Postby Lino » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:34 am

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Re: Nelson Mandela critically ill in hospital

Postby bigV » Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:51 pm

Yeah, my bad...

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