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Mauritius: The political class of the island salutes the memory of Nelson Mandela




While official flags are at half-mast in Mauritius, mourning, after the death of Nelson Mandela who died on Thursday night at the age of 95 at his residence in Johannesburg, the Mauritian political class as a whole salutes the memory of the heroes of the fight anti-apartheid and first black president of South Africa.
 
"The life of Nelson Mandela will remain a source of inspiration for the world" and the future generation, stressed the president of the Republic, Kailash Purryag, on the private station Radio over this Friday morning.
 
"Despite the 27 years that he spent in prison, he preached peace and reconciliation policy. He believed in the stability of his country", said Kailash Purryag, as relates the defimedia.info site.
 
"This is a living legend" has declared, Arvin Boolell, Minister of Foreign Affairs who has also put forward the "reconciliation policy" of "Madiba".
 
For the leader of the Opposition, Paul Bérenger, it is a "great loss for all humanity".
 
 For his part, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, spoke of a "loss not only for South Africa but for humanity". "I heard the news this morning. I am saddened by his passing. I had the opportunity to meet on several occasions. Nelson Mandela was always nice and polite. I still congratulated it for the work that he has done", said the former Prime Minister and former president of the Republic on the airwaves of Radio Plus.



Fabrice François


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