What else can Icheoku say in this obituary about a man whose mold was destroyed as soon as the creator finished making him. A very unique man indeed with a heart so large and filled with forgiveness; a man whose dignity and charisma made him bigger when he came out of prison than when he went in. A man whose disarming smile and charm offensiveness made his detractors and traducers clinch in agony and friends and admirers clinging to him more. But at last, like all mortals Nelson Mandela is no more, now gone to be with his ancestors in their maker's bosom; but surely the world knew that a man came through this way and in him that was Nelson Mandela. He is forever immortalized and shall remain in the annals as the icon who looked at his persecutors and said "forgive them for they know not what they did."
Peradventure the last icon of the world is gone and the world is now left short of one truly honest man with his departure, but Mandela was a man who gave it his all in order to free the all. He got the job done - South Africa is free and now have a majority rule democracy. Paraphrasing Winston Churchill, Icheoku says 'never in the history of South Africa was so much owed by so many to just one man' in the person of Nelson Mandela. Rest in peace Mandela and may the Almighty God reward all your efforts while you lived here on earth, especially in letting racist White people all over the world, particularly those in South Africa to know that we all are God's children. That we all bleed red blood and that we all have needs and wants and also treasure our respective dignities. That irrespective of the shades of our skin colors, whether or not we have different hues and the pigmentation of our skin comes varied, that we share the same humanity and should strive to get along together otherwise Rodney King's plea will go unheeded. Nelson Mandela, Icheoku says adieu great one and may the torch which you lit and passed on in South Africa never quenches. So long Madiba, go in peace.