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Dec 6, 2013

Political leaders of Belize pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

Around the world, there has been an outpouring of emotions following the death of Nelson Mandela. Leaders all over have been paying tribute to the larger-than-life icon whose struggle against injustices and to end racial oppression inspired the world.  The office of the prime minister announced today that it is sending an official note of condolences to the President, People and Government of South Africa.  The Belize flag is now flying at half-mast until noon on Saturday and again on September fifteenth when Mandela will be laid to rest.  Prime Minister Dean Barrow has described Mandela as (Quote) “the last global hero history will ever see.” (Unquote) In paying tribute to Mandela, P.M. Barrow said that it is impossible for anything like the trajectory of Mandela’s life to occur again. Said Barrow, (Quote) “His towering strength, his unimaginable self-sacrifice, and the way in which he governed post-Apartheid South Africa without recrimination or reprisal, constitute a greatness that will never again be matched.” (Unquote) Mandela, the Prime Minister concludes, is not just an inspiration to Black people everywhere, but to all people everywhere. The Leader of the Opposition, Francis Fonseca, and the People’s United Party have also issued a statement expressing profound sadness at the passing of the global statesman. Says the statement, (Quote) “Nelson Mandela is unquestionably one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known and his life and legacy will forever serve as a shining example of strength, humility, compassion, and service.  We stand in solidarity with the people of South Africa as together we mourn the passing of this great man and celebrate his life.” (Unquote) The P.U.P. also called on the government to designate Sunday, December eighth, 2013 as a National Day of Mourning in honour and memory of the late President, Nelson Mandela.

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4 Responses for “Political leaders of Belize pays tribute to Nelson Mandela”

  1. Beano for Buju says:

    @Buju, I read and reread several times your rant from the previous day about Mandela.

    What universe do you live in? Where did you come up with that nonsense?
    The imperfect Mandela is somewhere closer to an Uncle Tom than a Jesus?
    That is your analysis of Nelson Mandela and his legacy on the day he died?

    I can only assume Nelson Mandela has accomplished more in one day to improve humanity, than you can imagine much less accomplish in your entire life. In my universe he is a hero like Gandhi or MLK, who compelled people to believe an eye for eye makes us all blind by intent or accident. By their shear will to stare down evil, their lives have changed the course of history and the future for the better.

  2. Beano for Deano says:

    Prime Minister Dean Barrow has described Mandela as (Quote) “the last global hero history will ever see.”

    Deano if you actually believe that, you do not get what Mandela was up to, and what his life, hopes and dreams mean.

    The last? I hope not. Mandela, King and Gandhi have led by example, to say Mandela is the last show no faith in humanity. It demonstrates how unfit and visionless you are for office of prime minister.

    BTW, you, your government are corrupt and should fall merely by the weight of your own prophecy.
    Better yet, for the will of the goodness and decency of the Belizean people. Resign, stop the corruption and submit yourself to your due punishment and hopeful rehabilitation. Lies do not make a great lasting country.

  3. OriginalWoman says:

    Beaming for Buju, the day before there are no comments by Buju. You must mean UNCLE BENJI. HE stated some ignorant, stupid comments about Mr. Mandela.

  4. OriginalWoman says:

    ***Typo error*** I mean Beano for Buju, not beaming.

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