Croydon town hall opens book of condolence for Nelson Mandela
Members of the public can leave their tributes to Nelson Mandela after a book of condolence was opened at Croydon town hall.
Mr Mandela’s death was announced yesterday by South African president Jacob Zuma.
South Africa’s first black president had been suffering from a lung infection and died at his home in Johannesburg aged 95.
The book of condolence will be in the Town Hall foyer, in Katharine Street for the next 10 days, except at weekend where it will be in the community space at Bernard Weatherill House in Mint Walk.
The Town Hall flag is also flying at half-mast.
Croydon’s MPs have also reacted to the sad news.
Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell tweeted: "Nelson Mandela was an inspiration to people of all backgrounds and a shining example of all that is best in humanity. Rest in peace Madiba."
Steve Reed, MP for Croydon North, said Mandela "defined our age and inspired our world with his courage and compassion."
Crystal Palace footballer and South African international Kagisho Dikgacoi also paid tribute to Mr Mandela.
He said: “Very sad the bravest and genius son of Africa is gone. Rest in peace Madiba.”
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