Dlamini-Zuma pays tribute to Mandela

Comment on this story

iol news pic mandela memorial 35


Winnie Mandela, Madikizela (L) and Graca Machel (R) attend the memorial service for Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium. Photo: AFP

Johannesburg - When former president Nelson Mandela looked for assistance during the apartheid struggle, doors opened for him, AU chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said on Tuesday.

“Wherever he went on our continent, doors were opened,” she said.

“He got military training and he got support for the struggle during apartheid.”

During his presidency, he championed peace and security on the continent, she said.

He cemented friendships and relationships with the world.

“On behalf o the AU we express our sincere condolences to Ma Graca, Ma Winnie, the children, the grandchildren and entire Madiba family,” she said.

“Thank you for surrendering him for the service of humanity.”

Mandela hated oppression.

“Tata we thank you for your countless sacrifices.”


sign up

Comment Guidelines

  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.


Join us on

IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks

Business Directory