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Madiba lyrics

Tree falls winter comes
They wait on the sideline

Timeworn promised land

The whole world’s inconsolable
Madiba ndima ndima
Warrior sleeps 

Our fears

Keep the saint alive

To save us another day 

Warrior sleeps

There are many more hills to climb

The nostalgia’s holding us still

There are dragons still to be slayed

There are rainbows and moon bows 

To be found still
Madiba ndima ndima

Oh hoo 
Hamba kahle

Mkhonto Wesizwe


Hambo lubenokuthula nenzolo

Wasithwala thina 

Wasithwala thina

Ungasiyeki mawuwela ngaphesheya


Intliziyo igcwele luthando

Gcwele luthando Thando Nombulelo

Hamba kahle Mkhonto

Hamba kahle Mkhonto

Mkhonto Wesizwe
Madiba ndima ndima

Hamba kahle Mkhonto Wesizwe

Wolirholihlahla phambili

Hamba kahle Madiba 


Madiba ndima ndima
Ndima ndima 


Hills rambling into the distance

Hiding my portion of peace away

Into the distance

Dare I linger my long walk isn’t ended

Im on my way

I’m on my way

I’m on my way
Hamba kahle Mkhonto Wesizwe

Konke kwenzekile umhle umsebenzi wakho
Madiba ndima ndima
Konke kwenzekile umhle wakho
Msebenzi wakho

Lyrics by Simphiwe Dana


About Simphiwe Dana

Musician, Writer, Activist, Mom


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