Saturday, 14 December 2019

Deepest Condolence for the Passing of Nelson Mandela

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  • South African President Nelson Mandela (L) and his companion Graca Machel share a light moment before setting sail on board the QE II cruise ship in Durban harbour in this March 29, 1998 file photo. Mandela has passed away on December 5, 2013 at the age of 95. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

    South African President Nelson Mandela (L) and his companion Graca Machel share a light moment before setting sail on board the QE II cruise ship in Durban harbour in this March 29, 1998 file photo. Mandela has passed away on December 5, 2013 at the age of 95. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesian Government has delivered its deepest condolence to the former South African president and anti-apartheid warrior Nelson Mandela.

    "We all sense the deepest condolence for the passing of a figure that has inspired the world, particularly developing nations, for fighting against racism, colonialism and other forms of injustice," Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said in an official statement.

    Nelson 'Madiba' Mandela passed away in Johannesburg, after suffering from a severe lung infection in the last five months. The obituary was officially delivered by South African President Jacob Zuma yesterday. He was 95.

    NATALIA SANTI