Gambian opposition leader pays tribute to Mandela

Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The leader of Gambia’s opposition People's Progressive Party has described the late former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, as not only the leader  of South Africa, but a leader of Africa and the world.

In a tribute, Omar Jallow said he joins the government and people of South Africa to mourn their former President whose death is a great loss to Africa.

No statement has been issued by the government of The Gambia on death of the former South African President as the Gambian leader, Yahya Jammeh, is currently in Paris, France, attending the Elysee Summit on Peace and Security in Africa.

Jallow, a former minister of Agriculture in the first republic of the Gambia, told PANA on Friday that the struggle of Mandela and the African National Congress (ANC) against racial oppression, was recognized by the West African country which supported them against the apartheid regime.
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06 december 2013 15:36:57

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