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H.E. President Hamid Karzai Offers Condolences on the Passing of World Icon Nelson Mandela

.E. President Hamid Karzai offered his condolences earlier this month on the passing of former South African president and world leader Nelson Mandela. Mandela championed many ideals held within Afghanistan, including those of human rights, democracy and equality.

H.E. President Karzai made the following comments on the somber occasion: “Nelson Mandela has passed away, an icon of our time, for man’s dignity, equality and freedom, a selfless human being, who struggled not only for the black South Africans against Apartheid, but for the dignity of all of us. History will throw a very kind light on him. Mandela deserves it.”

HE President Hamid Karzai also joined other world leaders travelling to South Africa to offer their condolences at a memorial service held December 10th.