Croydon town hall opens book of condolence for Nelson Mandela

Croydon Guardian: Nelson Mandela died at 95 years of age. Nelson Mandela died at 95 years of age.

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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6:25pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Tony L Martin says...

Rest in peace all the victims of the ANC and other terrorist groups around the world.
Rest in peace all the victims of the ANC and other terrorist groups around the world. Tony L Martin

4:18pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Moominmumma says...

@ Tony L Martin its a sad indictment of the world we live in. Apartheid was wrong and due to this the powers that be in South Africa were forced by most of the worlds backing into giving Nelson Mandela his freedom. It was the injustice of apartheid that won him his freedom, not the terrorism his group used to get their plight heard. Nelson Mandela paid for the act of terrorism with 27 years of his life a long time when you look at the sentences murderers, rapists, paedophiles etc are given. Now please do not misunderstand me I am not condoning terrorism but Nelson Mandela's pledge for freedom and the world getting wind of it did put an end to the injustice of South Africa's apartheid and that needs to be applauded.
@ Tony L Martin its a sad indictment of the world we live in. Apartheid was wrong and due to this the powers that be in South Africa were forced by most of the worlds backing into giving Nelson Mandela his freedom. It was the injustice of apartheid that won him his freedom, not the terrorism his group used to get their plight heard. Nelson Mandela paid for the act of terrorism with 27 years of his life a long time when you look at the sentences murderers, rapists, paedophiles etc are given. Now please do not misunderstand me I am not condoning terrorism but Nelson Mandela's pledge for freedom and the world getting wind of it did put an end to the injustice of South Africa's apartheid and that needs to be applauded. Moominmumma

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