Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital, Pretoria.


It is on the corner of these unassuming streets in Pretoria, South Africa,
that we find this hospital…

And it is currently home to the world’s most famous patient…

Former South African President,
Nelson Mandela

Unlike the quiet outside his Houghton home,
there is still a media presence camped outside the service entrance.
This camera crew has booked their spot!

The designated press areas are not marked with the names of the TV/radio stations,
but I am certain that the entire spectrum of  world media is well represented.

This young girl stood patiently while her father took many images.

Although the sentiment here is similar to the cards etc left outside his formal residence in Johannesburg,
Here it seemed that there was more of a political overtone.

Perhaps because of the fact that these walls are seen on TV?
I was unable to find any banners from the opposition parties…

On this wall,
education seems to be the focus

The face that we all remember…

I get that he was incarcerated for 27 years,
And that his 95th will be celebrated on 18 July, 2013…
But can anyone explain this “Magical maths” equation to me?
Answers via email please. 

I would like to believe that this fellow was reading messages from the wall.

Just one of the MANY Mandela quotes that adorn the walls.

One of the few “bought” cards…
Most are printed or hand written

Yes we do…

Another quote…

I am uncertain of the material that this is made form,
but certainly a very powerful messaga…

Read what this young man has to say about his education…

For me, this poster encapsulates all our thoughts and prayers.
” Get better, if you can“…
What a powerful statement

I believe these verses sum up what we as a “global nation” want.Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night.
Dylan Thomas

Do not go gentle into that good night.
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they 
Do not go gentle into that good night.

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