This is one of the most upsetting pictures I’ve seen in many a long year. A desperately ill Madiba being paraded like a puppet on a string.
I was so sadddened as I watched the news tonight. The country has gone beserk with the ‘Madiba death watch‘. The media have poured into South Africa and are crawling over everything vaguely connected with this great man. His hospital, previous homes, his church – even his family burial site! They’re like an army of red ants biting their way through every chunk of information available whether it’s relevant or not.
I get it, he’s not big news, he’s HUGE NEWS!
But seriously folks, a little restraint would be nice.
As to our own people, from the time the above picture was taken till now I have to wonder how we have allowed this wonderful man to suffer our greed and stupidity.
He gave us more than anyone could or should rightfully expect from one human being. He should have been allowed to spend his last days peacefully, his privacy respected.
Soon, Tata, soon you’ll be free ….