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Parliament to pay tribute to Mandela next Tuesday

Published: Friday December 6, 2013 | 11:40 am Comments 0
Schoolchildren hold candles near a giant portrait of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Chennai, India today. – AP
Schoolchildren hold candles near a giant portrait of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Chennai, India today. – AP
Winnie Mandela (right) on her visit to Jamaica with her husband Nelson. Carlene’s two song \'Welcome Home\' and \'Winnie Mandela\' were like anthems during the visit of the Mandelas. At centre is the Portia Simpson, minister of labour and sports at the time.
Winnie Mandela (right) on her visit to Jamaica with her husband Nelson. Carlene’s two song 'Welcome Home' and 'Winnie Mandela' were like anthems during the visit of the Mandelas. At centre is the Portia Simpson, minister of labour and sports at the time.
Gordon House. – File
Gordon House. – File
Nelson Mandela addressing a session of the joint Houses of Parliament on July 24, 1991. – File photo
Nelson Mandela addressing a session of the joint Houses of Parliament on July 24, 1991. – File photo
Nelson Mandela attending a session of the joint Houses of Parliament on July 24, 1991. – File photo
Nelson Mandela attending a session of the joint Houses of Parliament on July 24, 1991. – File photo

Jamaica's legislature will next Tuesday meet in a joint sitting to pay tribute to former South African president Nelson Mandela.

Phillip Paulwell, the leader of government business in the House of Representatives told The Gleaner that members of the senate and the House will sit together for about one and a half hours to hail the anti-apartheid fighter.

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