ON our Heritage Day, my sister, Carol, asked me: "Which good guy would you share R1-million with?" I said: "Nelson Mandela!" I realised then she was reading from a competition on a whisky label.
If I could share R1-million with someone, I would choose one great man (not any of my exes, nor my family nor friends), but our most precious, great, humble, kind, most beautiful human being in the whole world, Nelson Mandela! I feel sad that the greatest man of our time in South Africa and the world has been obliterated from our daily life and been taken away from us.
Why is there so much silence? It is unfair that we cannot travel along this road with him with our love and support. South Africa, we could have done so much more!
SABC, we could have 10 minutes a day, a time where we could all observe together, and support him with our love and prayers in a national tribute. We could even pledge financial support, however small, through this for all his dreams which lie around his bed, incomplete.
What would he do now with R500000 in his state? If I could hold his hand and if he could still whisper, he would tell me what to do with it.
If not, his beating heart would tell me. I would find many dreams still hidden in his pyjama sleeves. He will still gently be leading from behind those prepared to march out in front with integrity, honour, truth and compassion, as he has done.
He would want every last child in South Africa saved from harm, poverty, fear, disease, illiteracy and a world where there is no hope for a better future.
Tina Freund, Port Elizabeth