A matriarch has passed on and the sound of God Save the Queen has fallen silent. We salute her in death and pass our condolences to the British nation on their sad loss.
Despite the colonial legacy the Queen reached out to my grandfather President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela during the years of his presidency and they developed a friendship for as long as he lived.
The Queen sent Prince Charles to represent the Royal Family at Madiba’s funeral in Qunu. I am sure if he were alive to witness her passing it would indeed have been a sad moment for him.
We wish the Royal Family strength during this time of bereavement and we wish them every strength in upholding her powerful legacy.
This is the sad closure of an era and the dawn of a new one filled with possibilities.
May her soul rest in peace.
Nkosi Zwelivelile “Mandla” Mandela, chief of the Mvezo Traditional Council and grandson of famed South African President Nelson Mandela. Member of Parliament (MP) South Africa National Assembly. All articles by Nkosi Zwelivelile “Mandla” Mandela