MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE FROM THE MODERATOR OF THE MARANATHA REFORMED CHURCH OF CHRIST (MRCC), PROF. MATSOBANE J MANALA TO THE MANDELA FAMILY, SOUTH AFRICA AND THE WORLD

Our deepest Sympathy to the Mandela family, the South African nation and the world! The church wishes to thank God for the selfless life of South Africa’s first democratically elected President and Father of the Democratic South African nation, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.   Whilst we mourn his death, we need to also celebrate his well spent life in the true service of humanity. Mandela was indeed a role model in respect of true servant leadership, discipline and genuine compassion for the other, especially the vulnerable children and elderly citizens. His inspirational talks and walks have not only inspired hope to South Africans but also to the whole African continent and the world. May his legacy live forever as he himself has stated: "Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished." (From Long Walk to Freedom, 1995).

REST IN PEACE FATHER MANDELA