Libyans urged to learn from Mandela's tolerance, reconciliation

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan government has urged its citizens to take a cue from the  tolerance values and national reconciliation taught by Nelson Mandela, the former South African president, who died on Thursday night in Johannesburg.

In a press release issued on Friday in Tripoli, the Libyan government expressed its "deep sadness" at the passing of Madiba who "devoted his life to the triumph of the values of truth, freedom, justice and equality".

The Libyan government said Mandela was also "a symbol of forgiveness, tolerance and national reconciliation".

Nelson Mandela spent 27 years  in the jails of the racist South African government, because of his fight against racial discrimination, before becoming the first black president of his country after his release from prison.
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07 december 2013 12:13:36

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