Thursday, 5 December 2013
Read Special Tributes to Nelson Mandela.... one of the greatest leaders in the world!
So many inportant dignitaries and people in power (including President Goodluck Jonathan) have given their tributes to Nelson Mandela after his death yesterday night.
Read some of them:
Hillary Clinton: 'Nelson Mandela was a champion for justice & human dignity, with unmatched grace. I'll remember him as Madiba, truly an unconquerable soul'
Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan: 'I've lost a dear friend. Nelson Mandela stands as a dear friend to us all'
Rev. Jesse Jackson: Nelson Mandela 'laid the groundwork for a new South Africa. It hurts to think he's gone'
Vice President Joe Biden: 'In the hands of Nelson Mandela, hope and history rhymed. This is a better world because Nelson Mandela was in it'
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Nelson Mandela: 'This is as much India's loss as South Africa's. He was a true Gandhian'
Ugandan Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi: Mandela 'was one of the greatest leaders in the world'
US Attorney General Eric Holder on Mandela's death: 'As a lawyer and an activist, he inspired millions - not only in South Africa, but around the globe - to stand united against oppression and apartheid'
Prince William calls Nelson Mandela 'an extraordinary and inspiring man. This is extremely sad and tragic news,'
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan: Mandela's 'death will create a huge vacuum that will be
difficult to fill in our continent'
Actor Idris Elba, who stars in biopic 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom': What an honor it was to step into the shoes of Nelson Mandela and portray a man who defied odds, broke down barriers, and championed human rights before the eyes of the world'
Actor Morgan Freeman, who portrayed Nelson Mandela in 'Invictus': 'As we remember his triumphs, let us, in his memory, not just reflect on how far we've come, but on how far we have to go'
US ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power: 'Today, an eloquent voice has been silenced, a beautiful mind stilled, and a bountiful heart stopped. The epic soul of Nelson Mandela is now at rest'
Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice: 'Throughout history, a few special people have been able to transcend differences and change the world for the better. Nelson Mandela was one of those people who had a vision for human rights and equality'