Mauritians march in memory of Nelson Mandela

La Tour Koenig, Mauritius (PANA) – About 100 Mauritians marched with lighted candles on Friday night from the stadium at Cite Vallijee, that bears the name of Nelson Mandela, to the Nelson Mandela Centre for African and Creole Culture at La Tour Koenig, four km from the capital, Port-Louis, in memory of the former South African president who died on Thursday night.

Speaking to the marchers, the chairman of the Nelson Mandela Centre for African and Creole Culture, Filip Fanchette, recalled the life of Nelson Mandela, his struggle against apartheid and his 27-year-long imprisonment in Robben Island.

"Mandela is a light and the only way to honour his memory is to follow him. Let’s celebrate his life so that he remains a living legend even after his death,” he said.

Fanchette said he was happy that he met the charismatic leader once in his life, saying “this was really a gift".

He also announced that the Centre would soon start an information campaign on the life of Nelson Mandela with focus on his struggle against apartheid.
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07 december 2013 10:42:09

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