‘He really brought that country together’
Cathy Mellett, who runs the southafrican.co.nz website said the news gave her “goosebumps”.
“It’s absolutely a tragedy. I think he almost was, in terms of the South African environment the Mahatma Gandhi of today.
“He really brought that country together.”
There will be a “huge outcry” by South Africans, she said.
“There’s already a lot of questioning around the current government…particularly as he was such a figurehead.”
It was too early to say if a memorial service would be held in New Zealand for him, she said.
Hamba Ghahle, father of the nation!