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RNC Statement On The Passing Of Former South African President Nelson Mandela

- December 5, 2013

WASHINGTON - Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chair Sharon Day released the following statement on the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela:
 
“On behalf of the Republican Party, I send our deepest sympathies to the Mandela family and to the people of South Africa on the passing of former President Nelson Mandela,” said Chairman Priebus. “The world will always remember the legacy of the man who dedicated his life to freedom and equality.

“An oppressive government, 27 years in prison, and a divided nation – none destroyed his determination to see a more just world. His legacy is defined by doing what others declared impossible, most notably fighting the evil of apartheid and beginning the healing of a nation.”

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and loved ones of Nelson Mandela,” said Co-Chair Day. “He made a profound impact on the global fight for equality and peace. So today, we mourn his passing while also celebrating a life that transformed history.”
 

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