Minister Fabius statement on Madiba’s passing

Unofficial translation

With Nelson Mandela’s passing the South African people have lost a father, the pillar of the struggle for freedom regained and reconciliation.

Universally admired, he gave full meaning to the word humanity. Personally, I admired him even all the more because struggle against apartheid was a major and ongoing commitments of my life.

I salute the charismatic giant who leaves us and I extend to his family, his country, my very deepest condolences.

publié le 06/12/2013

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