Forever alive in our hearts.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013
With the deepest sense of loss we mourn the passing of our beloved Father of the Nation, Nelson Rolihlala Mandela. While we bow our heads in grief however, even in our sadness, we must take solace in knowing that his was a truly extraordinary life, lived to the fullest;
We are blessed to have shared in his countless triumphs, which surpassed his tribulations many times over;
We are strengthened and take courage from the example that he set as a tireless and unwavering fighter for justice and freedom;
We are humbled by his deep humility and his selfless striving to uplift and empower all our people; showing us that we can live more fulfilling lives, not by thinking only of advancing ourselves, but how we might serve each other;
We are inspired by his boundless love and respect for his fellow South Africans, that served - and will forever serve - as a beacon to light our way towards a peaceful and prosperous future for all.
As long as the spirit of freedom resides within the hearts of Africa's sons and daughters, our beloved father, Madiba, will live on with undiminished vigour in all we dream, all we say and all we do.
The KTH family extends heartfelt condolences to the Mandela family. We pledge our continued commitment to keeping the spirit of our beloved comrade and leader alive, by cherishing and promoting the values and principles of empowerment and nation building, in South Africa and throughout the region.
Chief Executive Officer
Kagiso Tiso Holdings