Osun Civil Societies Coalition Mourn Mandela
Mandela, according to the coalition, was the first South African black president to unify the country to ensure that an egalitarian society is achieved.
The coalition in a press statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Comrade Ismaeel Uthman, yesterday, described the late Mandela as an epitome of humility, justice and equality. Uthman said Mandela was an embodiment of selflessness and courage, who has inspired generations on the campaign for human dignity and an egalitarian society.
According to him, Mandela’s death is a great loss to the world, most especially to human rights community, adding that the antiapartheid icon enjoyed universal mourning for his contribution to world peace.
“Mandela demonstrated equality and egalitarianism in his lifetime. He was a hero of all time and he will forever remain a source of inspiration to generations unborn. He was a liberator, who worked tirelessly for the good of Africa as a continent.
“Mandela sacrificed his freedom for, not only South Africans, but the Africans generally. He spent 27 of his useful years in prison to ensure a just and fair society for the blacks, who had been segregated by the apartheid policy”, Uthman stated.