RIP Mandela

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  • prawnking1980 5 Dec 2013 21:49:54 4,614 posts
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    Nelson Mandela has died
  • prawnking1980 5 Dec 2013 21:50:22 4,614 posts
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    Thought he was deserving of his own thread.

    Edited by cheeky_prawnking at 21:50:33 05-12-2013
  • mal 5 Dec 2013 21:51:35 22,605 posts
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    Ah shit, really? Thought he wouldn't get out of hospital last time, but still, fuck.

    Edit: Ah, he pretty much didn't. Great man, a hero of mine really.

    Edited by mal at 21:53:58 05-12-2013

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • unicorn69 5 Dec 2013 21:53:59 81 posts
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    :(

    Notice: If you notice this notice you will notice that this notice is not worth noticing.

  • prawnking1980 5 Dec 2013 21:54:02 4,614 posts
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    Yeah BBC just cut to an broadcast from President Zuma
  • Syrette 5 Dec 2013 21:54:46 43,588 posts
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    Isn't his biopic film out soon? Wonder if they'll want to delay it a little.

  • localnotail 5 Dec 2013 21:56:36 23,093 posts
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    A true fighter, to the end. Rest in peace Nelson, you were a great man.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Whizzo 5 Dec 2013 21:57:01 43,151 posts
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    President Zuma just announced it on live TV.

    Not a surprise he's finally succumbed to his age and illness but at the same time it's a shock. RIP Nelson.

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  • superdelphinus 5 Dec 2013 21:57:06 8,074 posts
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    Good night Madiba :(
  • StarchildHypocrethes 5 Dec 2013 21:58:23 25,942 posts
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    Aww, that's sad :(

    RIP. A properly great man.
  • Whizzo 5 Dec 2013 21:58:38 43,151 posts
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    Syrette wrote:
    Isn't his biopic film out soon? Wonder if they'll want to delay it a little.
    UK premiere was tonight, it came out in SA last week, it'll be interesting to see what the film studio does.

    Edit: Hopefully they're a bit more considerate of the news than this idiot.

    Nikki Finke ‏@NikkiFinke 11m
    R.I.P. Nelson Mandela, subject of Weinstein Cos Idris Elba-starrer 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' which opened Nov 29 and has awards buzz.
    Edited by Whizzo at 22:04:34 05-12-2013

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  • swede 5 Dec 2013 22:03:57 396 posts
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    :'(

    I'm going to listen to Hope Joanna a few times now and remind myself what he stood up for...
  • Megapocalypse 5 Dec 2013 22:04:38 5,443 posts
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    Wow. 10 posts and no jokes/puns. Disappointing.

    RIP. :(
  • SpaceDave3000 5 Dec 2013 22:09:54 78,254 posts
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    A great man, I honestly can't think of anyone who approaches his stature in present times. A real hero.

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  • Arrr9 5 Dec 2013 22:11:07 416 posts
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    A great man, very sorry to heart about this. Twenty seven years and then Winnie to look forward to - about as committed as you can be !
  • CharlieStCloud 5 Dec 2013 22:12:23 5,217 posts
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    27 years in jail for doing the right thing.

    ... TWENTY SEVEN YEARS!

    : (

    He is a real hero.

    And a real human being.
  • senso-ji 5 Dec 2013 22:13:05 5,921 posts
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    One of the greatest political figures of all time. RIP.
  • Jono62 5 Dec 2013 22:17:49 14,145 posts
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    RIP Nelson Mandela. Such a great man.
  • Arrr9 5 Dec 2013 22:18:14 416 posts
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    CharlieStCloud wrote:
    27 years in jail for doing the right thing.

    ... TWENTY SEVEN YEARS!

    : (

    He is a real hero.

    And a real human being.
    It's pretty mind boggling to think of it, I'm guessing the average age of forum posters on here is about 25 - 35 so it's basically their lifetime.
  • ZuluHero 5 Dec 2013 22:22:59 4,175 posts
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    What a life though, 95 years and everything he did, saw, fought for and went through. If we can achieve even half of that selflessness in our own lifetime then we'll be doing alright.
  • Ziz0u 5 Dec 2013 22:26:54 8,392 posts
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    RIP
  • LionheartDJH 5 Dec 2013 22:32:11 19,484 posts
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    Very sad news. A truly great and inspirational man. RIP.

    She dives for cheese pasties

  • senso-ji 5 Dec 2013 22:34:27 5,921 posts
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    I remember seeing him in Leeds 12 years ago when he visited the city and made an honorary freeman. There was a huge crowd packed into a small space but everyone cheered as loud as they could when he stepped on stage and gave his speech. He was frail from age even back then but his natural charisma was still present and charmed the whole audience.

    I'm still in shock. He was one of the most important men in history and I got to see and hear him live.
  • Ziz0u 5 Dec 2013 22:34:59 8,392 posts
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    Tomorrow morning should be interesting here in SA.
  • Ginger 5 Dec 2013 22:35:02 6,848 posts
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    senso-ji wrote:
    One of the greatest political figures of all time. RIP.
    One of the greatest people of all time full stop.

    London open taekwondo champion

  • Youthist 5 Dec 2013 22:38:25 10,021 posts
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    I can't believe they made him go to Leeds, after his prison sentence.

    BBC coverage is really doing well. Great tribute. And very sad.

    Think of how stupid the average person is, and realise half of them are stupider than that

  • RyanDS 5 Dec 2013 22:39:35 9,430 posts
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    When I was 15 in South Africa and he was elected I remember the fear we as whites had of him. The fear of reprisals and revenge. I am sad I judged him like that. He turned out to be such an amazing man and an inspiration to millions all around the world. If any human had ever been deserving of sainthood it is him.

    RIP Madiba.
  • mcmonkeyplc 5 Dec 2013 22:42:14 39,458 posts
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    :(

    No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.

    A truly great man, our beacon of hope in a desperate world. RIP Nelson Mandela.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • StarchildHypocrethes 5 Dec 2013 22:43:43 25,942 posts
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    senso-ji wrote:
    I remember seeing him in Leeds 12 years ago when he visited the city and made an honorary freeman. There was a huge crowd packed into a small space but everyone cheered as loud as they could when he stepped on stage and gave his speech. He was frail from age even back then but his natural charisma was still present and charmed the whole audience.
    "Thank you the people of Liverpool!" :D

    Slightly confused but utterly inspirational.
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