Nelson Mandela was loved. He spent his life being a champion of freedom. His death has has made many respond in kind on his Divine Purpose.
Rosalynn and I are deeply saddened by the death of Nelson Mandela. The people of South Africa and human rights advocates around the world have lost a great leader.
His passion for freedom and justice created new hope for generations of oppressed people worldwide, and because of him, South Africa is today one of the world’s leading democracies.
In recent years, I was gratified to be able to work with him through The Elders to encourage resolution of conflicts and advance social justice and human rights in many nations.
We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family at this difficult time.- President Jimmy Carter
“Today the world has lost one of its most important leaders and one of its finest human beings. And Hillary, Chelsea and I have lost a true friend.
History will remember Nelson Mandela as a champion for human dignity and freedom, for peace and reconciliation. We will remember him as a man of uncommon grace and compassion, for whom abandoning bitterness and embracing adversaries was not just a political strategy but a way of life. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Graça and his family and to the people of South Africa. All of us are living in a better world because of the life that Madiba lived. He proved that there is freedom in forgiving, that a big heart is better than a closed mind, and that life’s real victories must be shared.”- President William Jefferson Clinton
We celebrate the man and his legacy. RIP Nelson Mandela!🙏
— Deitrick Haddon (@DeitrickHaddon) December 5, 2013
— Fr. George Mabura (@Fr_iMabura) December 6, 2013
My heart breaks to hear of the passing of such a giant in our world! a wonderful example of Love peace (cont) http://t.co/pdtYLPEeZG
— Erica Campbell (@ImEricaCampbell) December 6, 2013
And just like that…my trip to Johannesburg has now changed. MANDELA our Hero has passed….
— Kirk Franklin (@kirkfranklin) December 5, 2013