A question marks has hung over the rock star’s visit to St Kitts since the possibility of a Mandela funeral in the next couple of weeks became apparent.
The U2 star said: “My prayers and thoughts are with that five-star luxury island at this time. As someone who spent 27 years in captivity, I know Nelson understands the need to get away somewhere nice and I hope he holds on until we get back.
“I keep wondering if there is anything more I could do but frankly windsurfing, paragliding and jetskiing will probably be enough.”
South Africans were also praying for the man they call the father of the nation, as well as for Mandela.
Bono has asked Mandela’s family to phone any updates, however minor, to his representative at Thomas Cook.
A spokeswoman for the travel firm said: “Anyone with close ties to Mr Mandela should check their insurance before travelling as the cost of diverting to the funeral may not be covered.”
Mandela’s ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, told us: “However much he don’t want to say goodbye, his time has finally come. He’s off to St Kitts and he’s really excited.”Tweet