Ghanaian newspapers hail Mandela

Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Ghanaian newspapers on Friday paid tribute to former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday.

The two state-owned newspapers, the Graphic and Ghanaian Times, had large portraits on their front pages of Mandela waving while websites of several radio stations also carried the story.

“Mandela is dead”, was the headline of the Graphic while that of the Ghanaian Times read “Nelson Mandela is dead”., the website of Joy FM, an Accra-based FM station, had the headlines, “Mandela taught Africa how to forgive – Prez Mahama”, "We have lost a pillar of sincerity in global affairs – Rawlings extols Madela’s legacy", and "Mandela’s glorious passing expected but shocking – Kufuor".

The Graphic said in a story that death had snatched away one of the most celebrated and iconic personalities that graced the world in the past century.

It said Mandela, a veritable idol in South Africa and hugely adorable figure worldwide, died in his home where he had been receiving medical care after a long battle with lung infection.

"His death, coming weeks after his 95th birthday, has dealt a big blow to millions of loved ones. For millions who believe Madiba had lived a fulfilled life in age and achievements, it does not invoke any hard feelings,” the Graphic said.

The Ghanaian Times said Madela’s death marked the final chapter in a life that changed South Africa for ever.

It said Mandela’s struggle was one of the defining stories of the 20th century.
-0- PANA MA 6Dec2013

06 december 2013 12:12:17

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