Dec 07, 2013 - He was going for a long time. It was time, indeed well past time. But still the heart catches when the news finally comes.
Waking up to a world without Nelson Mandela is not unimaginable. We have come perilously close to it over and over again. The idea of Nelson Mandela was strong. But the reality of Nelson Mandela had been on life support for a long time.