NATO condoles Nelson Mandela's death

Brussels, Dec 6 : North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Friday condoled the death of South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.

"I convey my deepest condolences to the family of former president Nelson Mandela and to the government and the people of South Africa," said Rasmussen.

"Nelson Mandela was a man of peace and a truly inspirational figure. He was a symbol of freedom, dignity and reconciliation to millions of people, irrespective of race."

"His death is a loss to us all, but he leaves a lasting legacy to the whole world," he said.

Former South African President, Nobel peace laureate and iconic anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela passed away at the age of 95 on Thursday night at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg surrounded by his family.

--IBNS (Posted on 06-12-2013)

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