More than 10,000 tributes left to Nelson Mandela in Lewisham

More than 10,000 tributes left to Nelson Mandela in Lewisham

A temporary memorial mural to Nelson Mandela gathered more than 10,000 tributes from Lewisham residents

Mayor of Lewisham Sir Steve Bullock visited the mural in Lewisham Shopping Centre

First published in News News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

MORE than 10,000 tributes to Nelson Mandela were left by Lewisham residents at a memorial mural to the inspirational South African leader.

His death prompted thousands of Lewisham people to write words of forgiveness and remembrance at a temporary mural in Lewisham Shopping Centre.

One message read: "An inspiration to young and old on how best to respect yourself and others as well as fight for freedom and truth."

A permanent memorial in Lewisham is now planned in honour of the anti-apartheid political prisoner by Deptford-based social enterprise Share Think and Act cic.

Michael Hamilton from Share Think and Act cic, which coordinated the temporary mural, said: "This is just the start, not the end, of commemorating his legacy.

"We hope that with this memorial we will also be able to capture the commitment and support that ordinary people from the borough gave to the anti-apartheid movement during the struggle."

To find out more and leave a message visit www.facebook.com/lewishamhonouringmandela

 

 

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2:07pm Wed 8 Jan 14

white rabbit9 says...

A president put into power by the rockerfellors to stop the apartheid, he was always controlled by the illuminati and was ordered to kill when they said kill.
But please don't check the history books just go with the rest of ill informed people, sticking out will get you killed.
A president put into power by the rockerfellors to stop the apartheid, he was always controlled by the illuminati and was ordered to kill when they said kill. But please don't check the history books just go with the rest of ill informed people, sticking out will get you killed. white rabbit9
  • Score: 23

2:13pm Wed 8 Jan 14

kentlad says...

Lewissssshammmm.....
..says it all really!.
Lewissssshammmm..... ..says it all really!. kentlad
  • Score: 23

4:02pm Wed 8 Jan 14

goldenbroomboy says...

Mandela was a convicted terrorist who would have been released in 1984 had he renounced violence & killing. He spent a further six years in prison because he chose not to.
Mandela was a convicted terrorist who would have been released in 1984 had he renounced violence & killing. He spent a further six years in prison because he chose not to. goldenbroomboy
  • Score: 25

6:18am Thu 9 Jan 14

sarfflondonbird says...

We do not need a statue in Lewisham of this person thank you. He did nothing at all for the borough so why a statue? Although it's obvious why this person thinks the borough needs something materialas a reminder, probably because the borough has been well and truly taken over by his people, just look at the state of the market etc.
We do not need a statue in Lewisham of this person thank you. He did nothing at all for the borough so why a statue? Although it's obvious why this person thinks the borough needs something materialas a reminder, probably because the borough has been well and truly taken over by his people, just look at the state of the market etc. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: 22

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