opinion | Padraig O’Malley ‘Madiba’ helped bring peace to Northern Ireland ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page AP/file 2012 South Africans have paid tribute to Nelson Mandela in many murals, including a mosaic at a museum in Qunu. AP/file A stencil in Johannesburg depicts Mandela working in the Robben Island prison garden. AP/file 2009 A mural made of hand imprints shows Mandela's face in Cape Town. AP/file The former South African president and anti-apartheid leader died Thursday at the age of 95. AP/file A cooling tower in Soweto was painted with a mural of Mandela. AP/file 2012 Two boys walked by a mural in the Alexandra township in Johannesburg. AP/file 2012 Another mural in Soweto.