“Thank you for comforting us”

Graça Machel at the World Economic Forum in 2010. Pic: Zahur Ramji / Mediapix - WEF - Wikipedia.
Graça Machel at the World Economic Forum in 2010. Pic: Zahur Ramji / Mediapix – WEF – Wikipedia.

Pretoria – Former President Nelson Mandela’s wife, Graca Machel, has thanked South Africans and people from all around the globe, for the messages of support to the world icon, who is being treated in a Pretoria hospital for a lung infection.

“So much love and generosity from South Africans, Africans across the continent, and thousands more from across the world, have come our way to lighten the burden of anxiety; bringing us love, comfort and hope,” Machel said in a statement.

The messages were in the form of letters, by SMS, by phone, by twitter, by Facebook, by email, cards, flowers and the human voice, in particular the voices of children in schools or singing outside Madiba’s home.

“We have felt the closeness of the world and the deepest meaning of strength and peace. Our gratitude is difficult to express. But the love and peace we feel give yet more life to the simple Thank you!” – SAnews.gov.za