Mandela's light still shines

Published: Saturday | December 7, 2013 Comments 0


I am deeply saddened by the passing of the heroic and humble icon Nelson Mandela. He set an indelible example for an entire generation of people by his exemplary leadership, personal sacrifices, and the principled and selfless personality for which he is so loved around the world.

Among his greatest legacies will be the resolute struggle which he led against the evils of apartheid, the Peace and Reconciliation Commission that invoked forgiveness instead of retribution, the advanced freedom constitution that he bequeathed to the people of South Africa, and his voluntary departure from the highest office of founding president of the new South Africa after one term. These are resounding messages to people the world over.

His is a legendary life story of a freedom fighter, statesman and global icon. This light that is Madiba Nelson Mandela will never be extinguished in the hearts of peace-loving people all over the world.


Founding President of Jamaica South Africa Friendship Association

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