Most Powerful Madiba quotations

Madiba quote Let us celebrate Madiba together, and not let him down.
Let us celebrate Madiba together, and not let him down.

The best tribute we can pay Madiba is to ensure that our political debate focuses on issues of how best we can ensure that each South African child, whatever the circumstances of their birth, inherits freedom they can use.

The Madiba song may have ended, but its melody lingers on.

My thoughts and love go out to the Mandela family.

Rest in peace Madiba. You will be missed, but your impact on this world will live forever.

I don't like a bipolar or a unipolar world.

I like a multipolar world but on many occasions people have been surprised that South Africa has not seemed, internationally as well as internally, to take a decision that affirms the true values of your Constitution and the vision of those who were there at the beginning - Madiba himself and others.

I first met Nelson Mandela when I was in my late 20s, in 1993.

I was helping facilitate an African National Congress (ANC) workshop to plan its media strategy. I went down to meet him for the first time and you know me I got stupid... I just choked. I said, "Hello Madiba, it's a real honour to meet you," and I couldn't get another word out.

I was 15 years old when I first heard the name Mandela, or Madiba, as he is fondly known in Africa. In apartheid South Africa he was public enemy number one. Shrouded in secrecy, myth and rumour, the media called him 'The Black Pimpernel'.

Thankful Madiba for your legacy and your example. You"ll always stay with us.

This great son of the world, Madiba, showed us the way.

Whether you are white, black yellow or brown you are all God's children, come together, work together and God will show you the way.