Johannesburg - Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has likened former president Nelson Mandela to Moses, his office said in a statement on Monday
“He said in Nelson Mandela, God gave South Africa a... Moses to lead and liberate his people from apartheid and oppression,” Ndebele’s office said.
Moses is a religious figure who freed the Israelites from slavery in Egypt.
Ndebele, along with Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, attended a prayer service for Mandela at the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in Johannesburg on Sunday.
“He (Ndebele) described the departed Mandela as a giant of South Africa, a giant of Africa, and a giant of the world which South Africans must be proud of and emulate.” - Sapa