Friday, December 6, 2013

The world has lost a great leader. Nelson Mandela.

Nelson Mandela, 95:  Former South African President Nelson Mandela died Thursday at 95. Sen. Bernie Sanders said he was deeply saddened by the passing of one of the outstanding leaders of the 20th century. “In his native South Africa, he was a powerful force for good in the struggle to dismantle the terrible legacy of apartheid. Around the world, his lifelong devotion to equality and fairness serves as a lesson for all of us about the power of determination and the force of dignity.

“Like many in Vermont, I was active in the anti-apartheid movement. It was inspiring for me to be at Mandela’s presidential inauguration in 1994 and to witness first-hand a truly great figure at a pivotal point in history,” Sanders said.