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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Nelson Mandela memorial RIP Tata Madiba cupcakes for sale at South Africa's Charly's Bakery

Cape Town, South Africa's Charly's Bakery Tweeted this photo of the Nelson Mandela memorial cupcakes they're selling all this week:

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From the Nelson Mandela Foundation:

Madiba – This is the name of the clan of which Mr Mandela is a member. A clan name is much more important than a surname as it refers to the ancestor from which a person is descended. Madiba was the name of a Thembu chief who ruled in the Transkei in the 18th century. It is considered very polite to use someone’s clan name.

Tata – This isiXhosa word means “father” and is a term of endearment that many South Africans use for Mr Mandela. Since he is a father figure to many, they call him Tata regardless of their own age.

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