Omowale Jabali : Mandela

Omowale Jabali

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IDK. How could he not be overmatched in an apartheid laced environment? How much could he accomplish? Like you said he did what he could, I believe that.


Despite how all this ends up IMO Nelson Mandela's contributions both directly and indirectly, should never be overlooked or undermined.

Thanks for the post.

I would say overwhelmed but not overmatched because he and his party out maneuvered the Boers and the White Nationalists. The international campaign against apartheid effectively used Mandela as a figurehead and economic sanctions forced the nationalists to crack. The release of Mandela and others, the unbanning of what was left of the ANC and others, these actually came earlier than any realized. My Dad passed the same year Mandela was released and he had told me one time I would not live to see the end of apartheid in South Africa. It's the one thing he told me that I can say he was wrong about, and that might be the only thing.

I too was at one time thinking Mandela sold us out, but then I started researching closer the events leading to his divorce with sister Winnie.

Mandela was a smart dude. He got out of politics with a relatively clean record, and the only people with any dirt against him are his ex wives and the girls that he fathered but never developed much of a bond with him.

I'm more of a Steve Biko "ideologue", but got no beef with Nelson Mandela. It has been a long, but not easy walk to freedom.
 

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The ritual significance of Mandela's funeral service:

The service was held on Sunday, Dec. 15th which is a fixed date on the ancient Egyptian calendar.

The time of the burial was planned at a time when the Sun was at its highest position which means the shadow of the casket would be "enlarged" to its fullest extant, but at its "shortest" position.

The sacrificing of the cow or ox is related to a funerary custom of his Thembu Elders which can be traced to a Kemetic brotherhood with identical tradition.

This is followed by a 72 day mourning period which is also an ancient Kemetic tradition.

The leopard-skin is representative of the Kopje culture, an early clan group related to the Black Leopard society and the brotherhood I mentioned earlier. The same holds true for the ANC flag and yellow garments worn by many of his mourners and supporters.
 

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Nelson Mandela's casket was draped in a lion skin, an ox was ritually slaughtered and a family elder kept talking to the body's spirit: The state funeral for South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela on Sunday included these rituals from the tradition of the Xhosa tribe, to whom Mandela's Thembu clan belongs.

http://abcnews.go.com/m/story?id=21226178&ref=https://www.google.com/

There are some errors in the article but it gives an idea of the ritual significance of the burial service.
 
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