Mandela hails Ali

2016-06-08 06:00

FORMER PRESIDENT Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Mandla, has paid tri­bute to boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

Ali died after battling Parkinson’s disease for decades.

Mandela extended his condolences to Ali’s family and the Muslim community for the death of the icon, who had met with his grandfather a few times.

“For Madiba, who had been an avid boxer in his youth, it was a dream come true to meet his boxing hero in real life and draw inspiration from his courage, bravery and self-belief,” he said.

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