Kaupapa: Nelson Mandela

He whakanuitanga e haere tonu ana mā Madiba i Awherika ki te Tonga

I te Tonga o Awherika, e haruru ana ngā pito o te whenua rā i ngā whakanuitanga a ngā iwi mō Nelson Mandela.

Kei te pokapū o Soweto tā mātou karere a Raiha Johns, kei te tiriti o Vilakazi, ki reira ko te whare o Nelson Mandela i te wā i noho tahi ia me tōna wahine a Winnie.

Ko reo rōreka, ko waiata te kai mā ngā tāngata o Soweto i te rironga o Madiba.

Ko Hone Harawira anō tēna, kua whakawhiti ā-tinana atu ki te poroporoāki atu ki tētahi tino tangata, hei tā Harawira, i para tētahi ara nui whakaharahara māna hei whai.

Hei tāna, he wairua pai tō ngā hāhi nei.  Ka mihi ia ki a rātou katoa, whakaharihari i ngā tāngata katoa i roto i tēnei pōuritanga nui kei runga i te ao whānui.

Nō ngā hāhi katoa o Awherika ki te Tonga ēnei tāngata, ā, me te pāti o ANC kua huihui mai ki te whakanui i a Madiba.

Nā rātou a Hone Harawira i tono kia haere mai.  Ahakoa te rerekē o ngā whakapono, kotahi te aronga.

Hei tāna, "Harikoa ana au te kawe mai i ngā whakaaro nui, i ngā wawata i ngā hiahia o tōku iwi Māori."

He mea nui hoki ki a ia te kitekite, te waiata tahi me ngā tāngata o Madiba.

E ai ki a Harawira, "I ngā rā ō-mua ko tōna whare kei tēna taha o te huarahi o tēnei o ngā Stadiums o Orlando.  Ko tōna whare me te whare o Bishop Desmond Tutu.

Nō reira, e tika ana ki te kite i ōna iwi."

I noho mai a Mandela me tōna whānau ki te tiriti o Vilakazi i ngā tau whā tekau, tae rawa ki te wā i mauherengia a ia.  Ka hoki mai anō i te wā i wetekina ngā here.

Kotahi noa iho te rūma o te whare.

Hoki rawa atu ki Orlando, e kanikani tonu a Harawira.  Kahore tonu kia whakatauria ki hea ia haere ai a ngā rangi kei te heke mai.

Hei tā Harawira anō, "Mena ka tāea e au te haere ki tōna rā nehu ki Qunu, ka haere.  Mēna ka kore ko te hiahia kia noho ki konei mō te katoa o tēnei kaupapa."

He mihi ki a Madiba tōna aronga nui.

"Kua ora tonu tōna aroha mō tōna iwi, me tōna hoariri anō hoki.  He tino rangatira a Madiba."

He wāhi mōrearea a Soweto i te nuinga o te wā.  Engari kua tau te rangimārie hei whakaū i ngā wawata o Mandela, arā, ngā wawata o te kotahitanga.