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bertinia
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01:56 PM on 06/27/2013
It is unfortunate that the media and others are so incredibly disrespectful and intrusive to the Mandela family. If and when he makes his transition, we will know when we are supposed to know. For now, prayer is what is needed.
04:06 PM on 06/27/2013
If you have been reading Huffs articles, they seem to love to be disrespectable to a lot of people UGH! Sometime it's tiring even to look at the c!!! they have on here. Leave ppl. alone already. When and if something happens THAN please let us know.
01:33 PM on 06/27/2013
Mr. Nelson Mandela is a great man and will be remembered always'
This feeling better could be the calm before the storm. It is God's way to allow him to be with his family in a coherent state, one more time. I have seen this so many times. God's blessing to the Mr. Mandela and his family....
01:42 PM on 06/27/2013
I agree, Mr. Bones. My dad, before he paased away, kinda did the same thing. God Bless Nelson and the family. May you find peace and comfort from all these posts.
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STOPHATEN
02:11 PM on 06/27/2013
I hate to say this but I might have to agree. My uncle just passed away last month. Sunday my mom called and said he was doing better and on Monday he passed away. Other than this, I have no one else to go on. God has been good, he still works Miracles!!!
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yfandes
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01:32 PM on 06/27/2013
I love this picture of the President. He's so alive and full of love and thought in it. Be at Peace, Sir.
01:26 PM on 06/27/2013
This man is going to when it;s time. The media, especially in the U.S. is looking like a fool trying to predict when this man is going to die. Why? With all the problems this country has, ppl need to leave this man alone. He has given more than any of the our so called leaders put together.
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mielkele
Ignorance breeds hatred.
03:22 PM on 06/27/2013
If he is really on life support your 1st sentence is not true.
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shirleyfeeney
01:22 PM on 06/27/2013
When he entered the hospital this last time, it "felt different" to me. And I've been sending prayers and positive thoughts for him and his family. When the daugther said the other day that he awoke from his coma to smile at her, I immediately thought oh no...I've heard so many stories of where just before a loved one is lost, no matter how bad their health had been before, there is that last moment of clarity, almost like the body gives one the chance to say goodbye. I think Nancy Reagan even said that President Reagan had a moment like that before his passing as well. It's so bittersweet.

We should all be grateful that we lived in Nelson Mandela's lifetime.
01:10 PM on 06/27/2013
He has led one of the fullest, most productive and evolutionary lives ever to have graced this planet. You have fought the good fight Mr. Mandela and the world is a better place because of it, but now, nature says it is time to rest those weary shoulders. you will be remembered fondly by all you leave behind, and if there truly is an afterlife, your place in it's most revered and comfortable of locales has been assured for a long time.
12:59 PM on 06/27/2013
Terrible time for a great man.
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the81kid
12:57 PM on 06/27/2013
I'm afraid this is very natural. Sad, but he has lived a full life. And it's amazing he's still been going strong.
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shirleyfeeney
01:25 PM on 06/27/2013
I've been pondering that "lived a full life" cliche, in reference to Mr. Mandela. I know it's a knee-jerk thing we say for anyone who lived to be over 90 or 100, and sometimes younger than that. But I'm having a hard time applying it to Mr. Mandela, when you think of all the time he lost sitting in jail for nearly three decades. I wonder what could have been had he not been held all that time. Where would we be now if he'd been free? The blessing, of course, is that he was released and was simply put "on hold" all that time. He was able to encourage others to do the work that he wanted to do himself but couldn't. He wasn't taken permanently from us, like Dr. King and others who were silenced forever.
12:56 PM on 06/27/2013
wonderful news. This man is a hero, someone we should all look up to.
prudencehall
Dear Prudence...
12:54 PM on 06/27/2013
God bless Nelson Mandela. Mr. Mandela is the greatest leader of my lifetime - a true inspiration. I only hope he knows the influence he has had on the entire world.
TheArchitect45
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12:54 PM on 06/27/2013
Does anybody know what he was in prison for?
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1dogs2
01:45 PM on 06/27/2013
Terrorism, according to the apartheid government.
TheArchitect45
Truth? You can't handle the truth!
02:27 PM on 06/27/2013
I read someplace a few years ago that he killed 26 people by putting a car tire with gas in it over their heads and set them on fire.
03:35 PM on 06/27/2013
For the Liberation of his own African people who were living in Oppression. It was called Treason Trial and He was never alone on that Struggle. He was tried bcoz they said he was against the ruling government of that time. Africa, particularly SA was on the brink of demise and he sacrificed his life just like Jesus in the Bible did.

Hope this answers your question!!!!!
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Parade Keegan
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12:51 PM on 06/27/2013
Poor guy, do they expect him to make a full recovery? Leave him to pass in peace. My hope for him is an easy passing but looks like that's not going to happen.
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Hugh-Gee
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01:29 PM on 06/27/2013
I could not agree more.
He has lived his life. It's time for the world to allow him to go.
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Parade Keegan
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02:00 PM on 06/27/2013
IMO this type of end of life care is torture. I feel so bad for him.
12:50 PM on 06/27/2013
Can we all pray that they let this great man die with dignity............God almighty every time they have a news report of him, they have in proped up by pillows, he has this far away look in his eyes, no expression what so ever, what is the point? why make him suffer time and time again
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PhotoTronTheDaddyPhantom
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12:40 PM on 06/27/2013
We as Earth's citizens are privileged to have lived and witnessed this Man's accomplishments. We all gotta go sometimes but Mandela is fighting death like he has fought other adversaries in his lifetime... Like a TRUE Warrior.
Thank you Nelson Mandela. You've earned your positive place in History.
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12:38 PM on 06/27/2013
In October 1995 I was sitting on a slope of the 12 Apostles, looking at Robben Island. I had gone to Cape Town in consideration of a move from NYC. Eventually I did not make the move, but as I was sitting there at sunset, thinking about the many years this indefatigable man and leader spent in prison just for defending the rights of a vast part of South Africans, its original inhabitants, looking at the splendour of the mature which surrounded me and which I had not been able to enjoy over the past 7 years, too pushed down by a job I could no longer stand, I decided that change was not only possible but obligatory in my life.
I flew back, left my job, started my company and my life changed in so many better ways since, I will always be in debt with the man who inspired much of it.
Mr. Mandela, the hearts of millions and millions will always be with you. Thank you.