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McConnell Statement on the Passing of Nelson Mandela

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Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement regarding the passing of Former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela:

"Elaine and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Nelson Mandela, a man whose skillful guidance of South Africa following the end of the Apartheid regime made him one of the great statesmen of our time and a global symbol of reconciliation. "Madiba's' patience through imprisonment and insistence on unity over vengeance in the delicate period in which he served stand as a permanent reminder to the world of the value of perseverance and the positive influence one good man or woman can have over the course of human affairs. The world mourns this great leader. May his passing lead to a deeper commitment to reconciliation around the world."


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