Premier McNeil sends condolences to Nelson Mandela's family

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Premier Stephen McNeil issued the following statement tonight, Dec. 5, on the death of former South African president Nelson Mandela:   "On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I extend my condolences to the family of Nelson Mandela, to the people of South Africa, and to everyone who was inspired by his dignity and his unwavering commitment to freedom.   "There are few people who will leave a mark as indelible on this Earth as Mr. Mandela. His message of peace, forgiveness and acceptance is one we should all aspire to in whatever way we can, in tribute to his memory.   "I ask that Nova Scotians take a moment to pause, reflect on the life of this great man, and all he has given to the global community."  

Geographic location: South Africa

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  • sharon earle
    December 07, 2013 - 09:53

    Madeba was a great leader and was loved and will be in the future, a great example for people everywhere in the world. Long live Mandela, a Liberator from Apartheid!

  • ishmaelghetto
    December 06, 2013 - 00:45

    ...indeed it's a bad day to all people who cherished his life and deeds,but we will remember him in our hearts.REST IN PEACE MANDELA