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12.2.10

 

Este post era para ter saído ontem mas não a encontrei online a fotografia, tive de recorrer ao "acervo" pessoal.

 

Milhares de sul-africanos guardam como uma relíquia esta fotografia de Nelson Mandela discursando na varanda da Town Hall de Cape Town no dia da sua libertação. Foi o corolário  do discurso no parlamento, dias antes, do então presidente De Klerk "I wish to put it plainly that the Government has taken a firm decision to release Mr Mandela unconditionally. I am serious about bringing this matter to finality without delay."

 

Foi das tensões e da confiança que ambos, Mandela e De Klerk, mantiveram que pôde nascer a nação arco-íris, (em cinco línguas).

 

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11.2.10

"Friends, comrades and fellow South Africans. I greet you all in the name of peace, democracy and freedom for all. I stand here before you not as a prophet but as a humble servant of you, the people. Your tireless and heroic sacrifices have made it possible for me to be here today. I therefore place the remaining years of my life in your hands.
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I greet the traditional leaders of our country - many of you continue to walk in the footsteps of great heroes like Hintsa and Sekhukune. I pay tribute to the endless heroism of youth, you, the young lions. You, the young lions, have energised our entire struggle. I pay tribute to the mothers and wives and sisters of our nation. You are the rock-hard foundation of our struggle. Apartheid has inflicted more pain on you than on anyone else.
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Our march to freedom is irreversible. We must not allow fear to stand in our way. Universal suffrage on a common voters' role in a united democratic and non-racial South Africa is the only way to peace and racial harmony. In conclusion I wish to quote my own words during my trial in 1964. They are true today as they were then: 'I have fought against white domination and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.
'",
Nelson Mandela, excertos discurso no dia da sua libertação.

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17.7.09

“We are human only through the humanity of other human beings.” —Nelson Mandela

 

 

“It is in your hands to make a difference.” – Nelson Mandela

 

Completa amanhã 91 anos!

 

 

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23.4.09

"Where have you walked on the face of the earth, and discovered a place where beauty gave birth?
Where have you been to and let you eyes stare, and your heart melt into hot summer air?"

 

 

A Cidade do Cabo(cidade mãe), Mandela, os braai(churrascos), os vinhos, os pinguins em Boulders Beach e as baleias[nos oceanos... :)], a Chapmans Peak Drive a Silvermine e a Table Mountain, o Cabo da Boa Esperança. O Shosholoza! O povo, não, os povos! Os amigos!

 

Paro por aqui, porque a lista é infindável, foram quatro meses que jamais esquecerei. Por lá estão em eleições, espero que o mais que provável futuro presidente seja melhor que o passado lhe aponta.

 

 

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