Sends Thoughts, Well-Wishes to Mandela Family

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In the wake of a June 27th article titled “South Africa Prepares for Nelson Mandela’s Passing,” stepped away from its usual finance-related advice column to send thoughts and warm wishes to the Mandela family and all of Nelson Mandela’s dear friends as the former South African President’s health wanes

He was, is, and always will be an inspiration. His legacy will never be forgotten by our country.

Today financial advice column abandoned its normal finance-related, guidance-based article to offer their support and send warm thoughts to the family of Nelson Mandela as he remains in critical condition at the Pretoria hospital.

According to Patrick McGoarty and Devon Maylie of the Wall Street Journal, in an article published June 27th, the anti-apartheid revolutionary and former South African president Nelson Mandela continues to cling to life after weeks spent in critical condition in the Pretoria hospital. The article reported that family, friends, and neighbors of Mandela are preparing for his passing. The article reported that Mandela’s neighbors in his hometown of Qunu are “preparing for the inevitable.” It was reported that inside the compound of Mandela’s home, people were working on a raised plot of land, presumed by local residents to be the site of Mandela’s burial. said that they admire the way the Qunu community, well-wishers, neighbors from all areas, and Mandela’s family are coming together support one another and to prepare together for his passing. In a country where adult life insurance isn’t exactly the norm, appreciates the way an entire town will pitch in on the arrangements, labor, and support for the burial and all other aspects of a death. sent out its heartfelt support and warm wishes to everybody grieving over Mandela’s condition. is quoted as saying, “He was, is, and always will be an inspiration. His legacy will never be forgotten by our country.”

Despite the preparations of many who are ready to face the inevitable, some of Mandela’s family remains hopeful. The WSJ article quoted his daughter, Pumla Makaziwe Mandela, as saying “Yes, tata’s situation is critical…he doesn’t look good. But I think that for us as his children and grandchildren, we still have this hope because you know when we talk to him he will flutter, trying to open his eyes and will open his eyes, when you touch him he still responds.”

The WSJ article reported that President Obama is slated to arrive in Johannesburg on Friday evening, then address students in Soweto as well as meet South African President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria on Saturday. President Obama will move on to Robben Island, the site of Mandela’s imprisonment, on Sunday and will address the University of Cape Town. The article reported that “Mr. Mandela’s precarious condition won’t upend” President Obama’s plans.

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