Nelson Mandela has had more deaths on social media than he ever had on Robben Island and these deaths have all been based on unsubstantiated rumours.
If you must know, Madiba, according to Jacob Zuma is responding to treatment and I do want to believe that he’s fine and not worry that Zuma may just be trying to stay positive considering the typical South African unwillingness to mention death until its actual occurrence. And while we all wait, South Africans have been holding vigils outside his home in Soweto.
I’m always in awe when I think of all the travails the man has been through and I can only pray for a quick and painless passage for him which got me thinking that while South Africans are praying for the recovery of their leader, Nigerians are praying for the demise of their own.
How many of our past and present leaders if given the chance would Nigerians go out of their way to accord similar respect? Someone who you know has given selflessly of himself to Nigeria as an entity not minding his tribal extraction?
None I can think of, if you know any do share with me….