Abuja - Tributes from Nigerians have poured in on Facebook after the death of South Africa’s iconic former president Nelson Mandela.
Mandela was elected South Africa's first black president after spending nearly three decades in prison.
He died aged 95 at his Johannesburg home where he had been receiving treatment for a lung infection.
“A legend,a good leader n' father of Nation,RIP,” Paul Ajibade summarised his emotions.
Kimberly Suaris wrote: “My condolences 2 South Africa 4 such a loss i was evn crying 2 hear this heart breaking news R.I.P father u will be missed!”
Teejay Horlajire reflected on Madiba’s passing and wondered whether Nigeria could have a political hero of the same stature.
“This is really a big challenge to Nigeria leaders most especially the so called past presidents,” he wrote.
I pondered & wondered hypothetical if any of our past presidents could be so celebrated the way the South Africans troop out to celebrate their lost golden son. The Man came, saw & finally conquered! Rest in peace the true golden son of South Africa.”
Paul Ajibade Adeiye Felicia Titilayo honoured Mandela’s integrity and the example he set.
“Tha greatest man of honour, integrity, disciplinarian. You laid a very gud example. You will 4eva be missed. R .I. P. (NELSON MANDELA),” he wrote.
Nsikak Michael broadened the scope of the tributes and praised the late Madiba’s contribution to the African continent as a whole.
“What a great hero of our time R.I.P papa d HERO that give Africa hope bye bye we shall meet overdere,” he promised.
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