7 December 2013
Nelson Mandela was a towering political leader.
He was a remarkable man whose example inspired many millions of people in and beyond his own country.
He united a society that had been segregated by law and subjected to oppression and brutality every hour of every day.
For him dignity and forgiveness were not quaint ideals but political strengths.
He will remain a legend who truly made a historic difference to the lives of millions
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