Icelandic Leaders Remember Mandela - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Icelandic Leaders Remember Mandela

Published December 6, 2013

The President of Iceland has sent his and the nation’s condolences to South-Africa president Jacob Zuma on the passing of Nelson Mandela, South-Africa’s first democratically elected president.

President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson pays tribute to Mandela’s peaceful and effective human rights struggle, which had profound impact on the rest of the world.

“Nelson Mandela made his profound mark on the struggle for equal rights for everybody and will be remembered for his unflinching courage, deep sense of justice and humanity,” the statement reads.

Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson has also sent his condolences to South-Africa, stating that in his mind, Nelson Mandela was the emblem of freedom, hope, humanity and forgiveness.

“And not only has passed the greatest leader of South-Africa, but the greatest leader in the entire world. The memory of Nelson Mandela and his fight for equality and human rights will live forever.”


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