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Statement by British High Commissioner to South Africa, Judith Macgregor on the death of former President Nelson Mandela
I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of former President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife Graça and his whole family. I also extend my deepest sympathies to the people of South Africa at this sad time.
The enduring love, admiration and respect the South African people hold for Madiba is shared by so many across the world, including the United Kingdom. He has guided South Africa on a remarkable journey and will forever be remembered as the father of the nation.
His extraordinary and inspiring leadership has moved generations of people around the globe. Madiba’s moral example will continue to resonate for generations to come.
May his soul rest in eternal peace.