Mandela was man of ‘great humility’ says Belper MP

Nelson Mandela . Photo: Chris Bacon/PA Wire
Nelson Mandela . Photo: Chris Bacon/PA Wire
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Belper MP Pauline Latham has paid her respects to Nelson Mandela – the father of the modern South African nation – who passed away Thursday evening aged 95.

Nelson Mandela, a former political prisoner, freedom fighter, president and a global icon who freed his country and became an inspiration to billions, passed away at home after a long illness. He had been receiving home-based medical care for a lung infection after three months in hospital.

Paying tribute, Mrs Latham said: “The world has lost not only an inspirational leader and a champion for equality on the world stage, but a man of great humility and personal courage.”