CNN has reported that South Africa's beloved democracy activist and former president Nelson Mandela has a lung infection that could lead to death. The South African Sunday Times features a headline that says, 'It's time to let him go'.
Mandela is 94 years old. He won the good will of many South Africans for his leadership in opposing racial separation (apartheid) in the country.
Critics of Mandela have accused him of having ties to communists. According to Wikipedia, Mandela refused to become a communist "because its atheism conflicted with his Christian faith, and because he saw the South African struggle as being racially based rather than class warfare."
- Pray that God would be glorified whether Mandela continues to live or dies.
- Pray for God to raise up honest leaders in South Africa.
- Pray for continued reconciliation among the various tribes in the country.