Nelson Mandela: 1918-2013

Late last night, the heart of our country stopped beating.

I have read quotes and listened to hundreds of tributes all day, trying to find some small way to put into words the life and legacy of a man beloved by all.

And then I stumbled on a quote of his, which so beautifully captures the spirit of the man we called president, father, friend.

"I would like it to be said that, 'Here lies a man who has done his duty on earth.' That is all."

What an honour to have shared this extraordinary time in history with a leader such as this.

 May you rest in peace, Tata. Your long walk has ended at last.