This collection of photographs was taken on the night that Cape Town came together and celebrated the life of one of the world’s favourite sons.
I feel so extraordinarily privileged to have lived in the time of Madiba and to have witnessed the world respond to his ideals. The overwhelming feeling at Cape Town Stadium on the night was one of unity. There is nothing more beautiful than when a people come together and celebrate – this is Mandela’s legacy. We danced, we cried and we paid tribute to more than an icon, but an ideal.
Thank you Nelson Mandela for the man you were. Thank you for the legacy you have left. Your imprint on this planet, held in the hearts of all people, will not be forgotten.