It has been confirmed that Nelson Mandela has passed away.
Tonight is the UK premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Prince William and Princess Catherine were in attendance. Mandela was 95 years old. The film has the endorsement of his family and Idris Elba’s performance was warmly embraced. This film is probably still screening in the theatre at press time and it’s possible the audience doesn’t even know yet. Sometimes things happen by the calendar but just can’t be explained by science. No doubt an evening that was special to begin with is now even more memorable.
Thank you Madiba. Have a great journey.
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