Mandela a hero for the world – Obama

2013-06-27 14:28

Dakar – US President Barack Obama said that Nelson Mandela was a “hero for the world” whose legacy will live on throughout the ages, as the anti-apartheid hero lay critically ill in hospital.

“He is a personal hero. I think he is a hero for the world, and if and when he passes from this place, one thing I think we all know is that his legacy is one that will linger on throughout the ages,” Obama said today in Senegal.

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