Mandela was like Moses - Ndebele

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Former president Nelson Mandela is seen with Sibusiso Ndebele in Mount Edgecombe, near Durban, in this file image. Picture: Patrick Mtolo

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


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