Johannesburg - Former president Nelson Mandela's dedication to social justice and reconciliation cannot be overstated, the Salvation Army said on Friday in a tribute to the icon.
“His commitment to helping the poor and vulnerable and his pursuit of reconciliation in our divided society was a shining example to those of us who serve the Lord Jesus Christ through the Salvation Army,” Salvation Army territorial commissioner William Langa said in a statement.
“Salvationists throughout the world have recognised his statesmanship and moral leadership. May his soul rest in peace in the everlasting arms of Christ.”
Langa sent condolences to Mandela's family and the country.
President Jacob Zuma announced that Mandela died on Thursday night at his Houghton, Johannesburg, home surrounded by family. He was 95. - Sapa