- Nelson Mandela – 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013
As one of hundreds, maybe thousands, of new companies investing in South Africa after the Nelson Mandela Democracy of the 1990s, Geely South Africa joined the world in paying tribute to the former South African President, acknowledging him as one of the greatest political figures of all times.
“Madiba changed the course of history – for the South African people, South Africa as a country, Africa as a continent, and the world,” said Geely South Africa.
“Our thoughts are with his family and the people of this beloved country.”
As Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela said: “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”
Geely South Africa said the world and all South Africans join together in this deep sense of loss of the biggest South African icon ever.
“May his legacy live on in all of us.”
Hamba kahle, Madiba!