Sexwale: Mandela purest of the purest of good

Johannesburg - ANC stalwart Tokyo Sexwale addressed an interfaith prayer service at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Houghton on Sunday.

Sexwale spoke about former president Nelson Mandela's legacy.

"Nelson Mandela would be the purest of the purest of good," Sexwale said to loud applause.

"His method was that of solving a society's most impractical problems through talking and engaging."

He said everyone could learn from Mandela's example.

Sexwale explained that the centre of memory was created so that people would have a place to come and talk and solve problems.

"Madiba said we must maintain this centre so people who no longer talk could come here to talk."

Mandela died at his Houghton home in Johannesburg on Thursday night. He was 95.

Prayer services were being held around the country in memory of the anti-apartheid icon.

A large marquee, filled with people from all walks of life, had been erected in the parking lot of the centre of memory.

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