We will never lose sight of your vision of creating a free and fair South Africa for all our people, to which you adhered so faithfully. Your Legacy of reconciliation astounded not only your countrymen but the whole world. You indeed liberated all of us.
Madiba, you made us all proud to be called South African and were a true inspiration to us all.
You were one of a kind – a world icon who has already been included in the annals of world history. The world will remember you as the epitome of what humanity should strive to become.
We will always remember and cherish your humanity, humility and compassion, which were unparalleled.
You have inspired us to spread and further enhance your vision. We will make it our task to disseminate your Legacy far beyond our borders and to ensure that it is embraced by all current and future world leaders.
Tata Madiba, may you rest in peace. Your mission on earth has been accomplished. We will never forget you.
President of the Convocation of the University of Pretoria
12 December 2013
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