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Charlize Theron Pays Respects at Nelson Mandela's Memorial Service

Charlize Theron Pays Respects at Nelson Mandela's Memorial Service

Charlize Theron sits alongside singer Bono at the official memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela held at FNB Stadium Tuesday (December 10) in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The 38-year-old actress was also joined at the event by President Obama, who spoke at the service, and the Clinton family – Hillary, Bill, and their daughter Chelsea.

“His struggle was your struggle. His triumph was your triumph. Your dignity and hope found expression in his life, and your freedom, your democracy is his cherished legacy,” President Obama said during his speech. “He was not a bust made of marble; he was a man of flesh and blood – a son and husband, a father and a friend. That is why we learned so much from him; that is why we can learn from him still.”

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# 1

Check out at the guy sitting behind Charlize and Bono.
He’s grieving real bad.

# 2

i could care less for arrogant bono, but im so glad charlize went. her and mandela were close, i love seeing her when she represents her country.

# 3
Ugonna Wosu @ 12/10/2013 at 11:03 am

what a nice celebration of life it was!

# 4

@DanaJ: lol hes so traumatized my god.
but in all seriousness the south africans are celebrating his life rather than letting his death get em down. i think thats the best way to deal with the pain

# 5
living in a box @ 12/10/2013 at 11:25 am

here the thing, nelson mandela passing is really a sad news. but if you looking back what he has done he deserved this kind of memorial. how one man change not just one nation but the entire whole. nelson mandela is a gift to mankind.

# 6

Obama and Oprah want the world to belive Mandela was some kind of saint, but he wasn’t. There was a reason why he was in jail. If you don’t believe me, then you need to do some research. South Africa was once called the “rape capital of the world.” That label has stuck with it even to this day. Before Mandela was imprisoned, his group was responsible for dozens of rapes and murders. He admitted to being a “terrorist” several years before he died.

# 7

all my respect for nelson Mandelas memory. A wonderful man. We need to remember him and his cause always.

how sad is charlize´s friend alex skarsgard isn’t in south Africa. i wonder if she visit him.

# 8

Charlize does not look so pleased to be next to Bono.

# 9

@#6 – I agree. This guy was on the U.S. terrorist watch list for years and now everyone is revising history so as not to appear racist. You would think he was the Second Coming by all the sugary comments about him now. Give me a break. Did Mr. Phony Smile react this way when Margaret Thatcher died?? Did he want to lower the American flags on government buildings when she died?? No and no.

Boner is a fraud

living in a box @ 12/10/2013 at 12:48 pm

@tick: well i prefer freedom fighter. south africa at that time was an apartheid nation. a nation belong to black people, and all their resources and their land been taken away from them. if that happen to your country will you fight for your right? segregation happen, black people even cannot use a toilet with white people. all south africa economy been control by white people. so he fought for his country. but things change when he was been imprisoned and he meet george bizos.

Tick: How much you would benefit from an education. IF you consider Mandela a terrorist then you must consider Gerge Washington one tooo. Mandela fought for his country and fought hard. South African blacks were jailed by the Afrikaans for just walking down the wrong street sometimes. The idea that there was a rightful reason why these brave men were jailed is you rewriting history. Poor thing. You must think that if you create a fantasy world then all of the social ills and wrongs of the world will go away. You don’t have to admit it here but why don’t you use Mandela’s life to create something in your life. A man who sat in jail for 27 years and came out of it more educated, wiser, more loving, more compassionate and who the entire world is honoring today – could you accomplish even half of that? Even a quarter of that? Learn from him. Learn from his dignity. You have the opportunity to use words of love in the world and instead you use words of bitterness. You right now can not be as great as Mandela was. If you choose to wisen up, you might. Maybe.

Bono is a great man.

Dumbed Down @ 12/10/2013 at 1:11 pm

some lazy people suck and swallow everything the main stream media puts out …research for yourselves from several independent sources just who Mandela really was and what he did …not all good, not all bad…see how he sold out at the end, though he really had no choice
the MSM preys on your mental laziness and emotions

@tick: He was not a terrorist. In the beginnig Mandela attempted to save his people without arms but it didn’t work, so at some point, he used violent means in order to help his people. I recall you that black people were exploited and treated like sh** by some whites in THEIR country. So put your facts straight.

Nelson Mandela was offered early release in the 1970 if he would renounce violence and he declined. So annoying they way the media is going overboard along with the politcital hacks, this a bit North Korea who are told when to be happy when to mourn and like puppets they follow along, that what going with this Mandela death, 99% of people don’t give to st** and the media tells us we must.

TRAITORS OF THE WHITE RACE, TRAITORS OF HUMANITY.

Obama, Mr. Phony Smile, sent low-level diplomats to England when Margaret Thatcher died yet we send four presidents and other American leaders to this terrorist’s funeral; it’s simply head-scratching. Remember, Mandela was on the U.S. terrorist watch list for years; you don’t get to be on such a list for no reason ….

NELSON MANDELA – FACTS
- ARRESTED IN DECEMBER 1956 AND CHARGED WITH HIGH TREASON
- FOUND NOT GUILTY IN 1961 AND ACQUITTED
- CHARGED IN 1963 WITH 4 COUNTS OF SABOTAGE AND CONSPIRACY TO VIOLENTLY OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT
- ADMITTED GUILT ON CHARGED OF SABOTAGE
- SENTENCED TO LIFE OF IMPRISONMENT RATHER THAN DEATH
- NEVER DENOUNCED VIOLENCE AGAINST WHITE SOUTH AFRICANS
- PARTICIPATED IN SINGING “KILL THE BOER” AFTER RELEASE FROM PRISON

ALL THE INFO IS OUT THERE ON THE NET, BUT WHATS THE USE? 99% OF US ARE RETARDS, SHEEPLE WHO ONLY SEE WHAT THEY WANT TO AND HEAR WHAT THEY WANT TO. NEVER BOTHER TO THINK, NEVER BOTHER TO RESEARCH. STICK UR MANDELA THE HERO IN A PLACE THAT DOESNT SEE THE SUNSHINE….

I should clarify that America sent four presidents and other American leaders to South Africa, but it’s unclear if they are there for today’s memorial service or if they are staying until Sunday when the Mandela funeral is to take place.

Basically, Charlize Theron’s mother shot her father with a .22 when he flew into another drunken rage over her naive support for black nationalist Marxism.

Anyone see the pictures of our phony First Couple?? Obama is seen taking a selfie with David Cameron and Denmark’s pretty Prime Minister. Michelle is so mad that she makes hubby switch seats with her to separate Obama and the woman Prime Minister. This couple comes across as all sweetness and smiles but they’re as phony as a couple of $2 bills.

Charlize seems like a stuck up cow next to Bono. Both are fake?
I don’t think Alex’s girlfriend would appreciate the visit.

@hmm: eh ,who’s alex? and who/why would his gf be upset at charlize?

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