After news broke last night that former President Nelson Mandela’s condition had become critical, many local celebrities took to Twitter to express their feelings. Here’s what they had to say:
@JustinT_SA: Going to be a very long night for South Africans & the world with our hero #MAdiba in a critical condition. We love you Tata #PrayForMadiba
@DineoRanaka: Dear world, we need to let him go. He has lived a life full and fought for many. Pray. Believe. But set free #Madiba
@BaileySchneider: South Africa, we need to prepare for the inevitable, but we can show our unity again in being proud of #Madiba and everything he has done!
@roxyburger: I think we should pray for what is BEST for #Madiba – and only God knows what that may be. Trust that’s what meant to happen, will be.
@sureshnie: Even in this time of night, he still has the power to bring us all together in Prayer…that’s Our Madiba @MadibaPrayers
@Debora_Patta: Today marks 18 years since #Madiba handed Francois Pienaar the Rugby World Cup trophy – a nation defining moment
@jo_annstrauss: I pray for Madiba and his family. #GodBlessMadiba
@IAMQUEENLATIFAH: Prayers for Mr Madiba! Lift him up! “The Father of South Africa”!!!