NELSON Mandela has passed away after wearing himself out by changing the world.
Speaking months before his death, Mandela said: “I’m not normally one to complain, but I am absolutely knackered.
“Playing a major role in the overthrow of an oppressive racist political system, then running the country that emerges from its ashes while also being a key figure in global diplomacy, it really takes it out of you.
“Especially after you’re been in prison for decades, where the food and accommodation are not conducive to health and vitality.
“I have done quite a lot of things and now I am really very tired. I know Obama wants to see me but I really need to lie down on a bed.”
Hertfordshire-based sales manager Stephen Malley said: “He’s tired? I’ve got a working brunch, a presentation about regional sales figures then I have to pick the kids up from ice skating.”