The Wall of Love, 30 June 2013

In a quiet residential street in Sunnyside, Pretoria, cameramen and video editors are reading the morning papers, waiting…


I, on the other hand, have come here, to appreciate my fellow South Africans love for a man born in 1918, while the Great War was still being waged.


Struggle icon, lawyer, father, husband, grand dad, Nobel laureate, President, my hero Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, gravely ill in the Pretoria Heart hospital and constantly in our thoughts.

On the surrounding wall, I look at the outpouring of love and support for Madiba.


From professionally made banners, to hand written post it notes from school kids.


And the question on everybody’s mind, is this where the long walk to freedom will end ?



About tshwanetourist

freelance journalist, accidental tourist, avid sports fan, Mercedes Sosa convert
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