Friday, 6 December 2013

Cambridge City Council Commemorates The Life Of Nelson Mandela

To honour the life of former South African President Nelson Mandela, the flag on top of the Guildhall in Cambridge will be flown at half-mast today.

A Book of Condolence will be also available in the council’s Customer Service Centre at Mandela House, 4 Regent Street, for anyone who would like to pay tribute to him.

The Mayor of Cambridge, Cllr Paul Saunders said: "It was with great sadness that I learned of the death of Nelson Mandela last night. He was an inspirational figure to people around the world, and one of the true icons of the modern age.

"He will always be remembered for leading the struggle against apartheid, and especially for his tolerance and forgiveness as the first elected President of post-apartheid South Africa. His life story will continue to be an inspiration for generations to come.

"On behalf of the city of Cambridge I would like to express my sincere condolences to his family and to the people of South Africa on the passing of this great man."