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We give thanks for his life, his leadership, his devotion to humanity and humanitarian causes. We salute our friend, colleague and comrade and thank him for his sacrifices for our freedom.
(JOHANNESBURG) - Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. Born July 18, 1918 in Mvezo, South Africa, Mr. Mandela died today, December 5, 2013, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The following message is from The Nelson Mandela Foundation, The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and The Mandela Rhodes Foundation:
5th December 2013
It is with the deepest regret that we have learned of the passing of our founder, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela – Madiba. The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa will shortly make further official announcements.
We want to express our sadness at this time. No words can adequately describe this enormous loss to our nation and to the world.
We give thanks for his life, his leadership, his devotion to humanity and humanitarian causes. We salute our friend, colleague and comrade and thank him for his sacrifices for our freedom. The three charitable organisations that he created dedicate ourselves to continue promoting his extraordinary legacy.
Hamba Kahle Madiba
We will update this information when the Presidency makes further announcements about funeral and memorial arrangements.
To support the government and the Mandela family we will endeavour where possible to assist with access to information.
Keeping the legacy alive
For a background document on the history and work of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and The Mandela Rhodes Foundation, as well as details of how to support their work
Nelson Mandela’s retirement video: youtu.be/X9jKQM3Mi9Q
Send a message of condolence:
Messages can be entered by submitting the form below following the directions. We undertake to collect all messages received and hand them to Madiba’s family by visiting this link: nelsonmandela.org
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