Business sends condolences to Mandela family

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A bronze statue depicting former South African president Nelson Mandela as he walked to freedom in 1990 following his release after 27 years of incarceration.

Johannesburg - Business Leadership SA sent condolences to former president Nelson Mandela's family after his death on Thursday night.

“On behalf of all our members we wish to relay our condolences to the Mandela family for your loss. Our thoughts are with you all as you go through this difficult time,” the organisation said in a statement on Friday.

“As with many South Africans, we at BLSA share the grief over the loss of one of the country's greatest leaders who played a crucial role in unifying our country, leading the transition to democracy, and laying the foundations for economic growth.”

Mandela died on Thursday night at his Houghton, Johannesburg, home surrounded by family. He was 95.

President Jacob Zuma said flags around the country would be flown at half-mast from Friday until after Mandela's funeral. - Sapa

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