Its a tense time for South Africans. The world’s media is on Mandela watch, with the press hounding the doors of the Pretoria hospital where our beloved Madiba is in a critical condition. We are all praying, some of us for him to stay with us because its so hard for us to let him go. A lot of us, myself included, are praying for him to go peacefully. He gave us so much of his life, the best we can do for him for now is honour his legacy and let him go.
As the icon of our generation, Nelson Mandela‘s image is reproduced in art over the world, most especially in South Africa. Here are some images from Joburg’s vibrant street art scene that capture some of the Madiba magic.