By Lionel Bopage –
The master of fate,
the commander of soul
who inspired the world
Mandela the Madiba!
The Light of South Africa
resting in peace tonight!
Though branded a terrorist
caged like an animal,
raising the hopes of a better world
of freedom, democracy and peace
You met brutality with morality
ignominy and insult with dignity
What determines a life’s significance
is not that we have just lived
but the difference we make in others’
You practised what you preached
To inspire our future generations
deserving a decent and better world
free of discrimination and exploitation
today we need many more Madibas!