Special Report: How World Leaders Mourn Nelson MandelaAfrican News, Featured, Latest News, News Friday, December 6th, 2013
The African Examiner
As the world mourns the death of the former South African President and statesman Dr Nelson Mandela, the World Leaders have continued to pay tribute to the great freedom fighter of our time. African Examiner compiles the reactions of the world leaders and here is how they reacted to the news of the great man Madiba.
David Cameron, UK Prime Minister says “A hero of our time “A great light has gone out in the world.”
Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa added “He is now resting. He is now at peace.”
Goodluck Jonathan, Nigerian President stated that Mandela’s death “will create a huge vacuum that will be difficult to fill in our continent.”
President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela says “Nine months since the passing of our comandante (Hugo Chavez), another giant of the people of the world passed away today. Madiba you will live forever!”
Barrack Obama, President of United States stated that “We’ve lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. He no longer belongs to us. He belongs to the ages.”
Germany’s President Angela Merkel noted that Mandela’s “political legacy of non-violence and the condemnation of all forms of racism” would continue to inspire.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in his message said “This is as much India’s loss as South Africa’s. He was a true Gandhian. His life and work will remain a source of eternal inspiration for generations to come.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu describes him as “the most honourable figures of our time, he was the father of his people, a man of vision, a freedom fighter who rejected violence. He set a personal example for his people in the long years he spent in prison.”
French President Francois Hollande submits that Mandela’s would “continue to give confidence to peoples in the defence of just causes and universal rights”.
Good night the great hero of our time, the world will miss you, Madiba!
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