Across the world, people are mourning the passing of Nelson Mandela while many also celebrate the life he lived and his leadership in South Africa and around the world. Mandela died at the age of 95.
U.S. Senator Tim Scott had this reaction to the death of the former South Africa President: “Nelson Mandela was a transformational figure, a man who truly changed the world. He walked a long road to freedom and embraced the fundamental human belief in equality. After his release from prison, his tireless work to reconcile a nation torn apart by centuries of tension and hostility made him one of history’s greatest statesmen. All freedom-loving people mourn his passing.”
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley had this reaction to the death of South Africa’s 1st black president:
“There are no words to describe the impact Nelson Mandela had not just on his country but on the world. May we all continue to learn from his courage, his grace, and his incomparable strength.”
Congressman Jeff Duncan had this reaction to Mandela’s Death:
Every so often God places upon the Earth an individual with the power to change humanity’s destiny for the better. One of those very special people was Nelson Mandela. His compassion, grace, and mercy created ripples across every corner of the globe. His fight for equality and justice for all mankind helped to further ingrain on our souls the truth that we are all born with the right to be free. Nelson Mandela set an example that we would be wise to follow for all time, and tonight the world is collectively mourning this loss.