I was deeply saddened to learn tonight of the passing of a true hero of our time, Nelson Mandela.
Mr Mandela was an icon of peace. His courage, his sacrifice and his unwavering faith in humanity was an inspiration to all of us. He has inspired many generations of people across the world, and that legacy will continue long after his passing.
While his death is a massive loss particularly for the people of South Africa, Nelson Mandela’s message of peace will endure for many generations to come.
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