Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Nelson Mandel/Madiba (1918-2013): The Leader that Brings the World as One

 by Wadner Pierre

President Nelson Mandela brings the world leaders together to honor him in a memorial service that lasts nearly ten hours. At the forefront of the service was President Barack Obama. President Obama will be remembered for his historical,  passionate and  political speech in a foreign land, and his handshaking with Cuba's president, Raul Castro.

No surprise that President Barack Obama was the right speaker for the memorial service of  late South African President Nelson Mandela.

 What a beautiful and historical day, what an extraordinary moment, what a coincidence that the world had never seen before and will probably never see again. Madela was the first black president of South Africa, and  Obama is the first African-American president of the United States.

President Omaba's speech at President Mandela memorial service will be known as his best political speech in a foreign land, his father's continent for years to come.

President Obama tells South Africans that their leader is unique and that the world will never have another Mandela.

 "We will never see the likes of Nelson Mandela again," he said in his speech to praise Mandela's fight for freedom and equality in South Africa.

President Obama thanks and praises South African people for their contribution to freedom in the world through  their leader. 

He said, "To the people of South Africa -- people of every race and every walk of life -- the world thanks you for sharing Nelson Mandela with us."

Even after his death, Mandela can help bring peace in other part of the world. President Obama's handshaking with President Raul Castro was a sign that the US is ready to make peace and reconcile to his political foes. This handshaking adds to the telephone call Obama made  to the Iranian President  Hassan Rouhani last September.

 Madiba, Mandela's clan's name,  once again, brought the world together. Thank you Madiba for being such an example of what a powerful leader should do to make his country and  the rest world a better place.

Ayibobo pou ou Madibo.