We are family, Pohamba tells SA

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Pepole sing and dance as they arrive for a mass memorial for late former South African President Nelson Mandela at the First National Bank Stadium in Johannesburg. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Johannesburg - Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba addressed South Africans as “brothers and sisters” who need to stand together, at the memorial service for former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto on Tuesday.

“Our brothers and sisters... We shared the struggle against apartheid and colonialism, let us continue to stand together in the second phase of the struggle against economic and social problems.”

Dressed in a black suit and hat, Pohamba described Mandela as a “reliable comrade-in-arms” to Namibians.

He said the international memorial gathering showed that people had come together “as one human family united by a son of the African soul”.


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