We salute you, Madiba, and admire you

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Across the Kei River


There lies Transkei.


In a tiny village of Mvezo


Hail our great hero.



A born leader was born.


He is from the chiefdom


But fought for our freedom


And achieved it through his wisdom.



The struggle was his life.


It separated him from his wife.


Madiba did not only talk the talk


But also walked the long walk.



Ah! Dalibhunga.


You’ve made an indelible mark


Through your invaluable contribution.


Your incarceration delayed our liberation.



Robben Island


Robbed us of our


God-given rights.



Madiba, you accomplished your mission


Through your vision


Despite division


And confusion.



We salute you!


You are the revolutionary


Of the century.


We adore you ’cause you


Are an inspiration


To our nation


And the world.

Makhosonke Wellington Fundakubi, KwaDwesi, Port Elizabeth

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