Celebrating Mandela

Today we’re celebrating the icon that is Nelson Mandela. We will be covering key events of his life throughout the day but we also want to hear from you.

CCTV Africa’s Anchor Fahmida Miller tweeted last night about speculation on Mandela’s health and an imminent announcement

and then the announcement was made

Leaders from around the world have been expressing their condolences and admiration for Mandela. What we want to know is how did the man and his legacy impact you? Would lessons would you like your leaders to learn from his life and achievements?

On facebook we asked:

As world leaders continue to express their deep condolences on Mandela’s death, what lessons have you learnt from the world icon, Nelson Mandela.

Posted by CGTN Africa on Thursday, December 5, 2013

You had this to say

Lambert lives in Angola but is originally from Nigeria

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Oluwadara living in Abadan, Nigeria had this to say

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Neo from Lesotho focused on Mandela’s fight for Human Rights

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Writing from Harare, Zimbabwe

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From Nairobi, Kenya spoke of Mandela’s influence on South Africa and the wider continent

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Ishamel, from Malawi but living in South Africa, had a simple message for Mandela

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Chut wishes that we that we had a few more years with the African leader

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We also reached out to you on G+

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Take a look at our playlist of CCTV Africa’s documentaries and news packages on Mandela and his legacy