Mayor Williams Issues Statement on the Passing of Nelson Mandela

Posted on  12/06/2013 9:59 am

"Today, the world is truly saddened, as we lost one of the most transformative champions of democracy and freedom. Nelson Mandela was an international icon, whose unwavering perseverance against the apartheid system in South Africa changed the course of a nation and will continue to inspire generations around the world. On his 'long walk to freedom,' he displayed immeasurable courage and faith; and served as a compelling example of grace and fortitude. Mr. Mandela devoted his life to justice, equality and freedom. On behalf of the people of the City of Wilmington, I offer my sincere condolences to the Mandela family and the people of South Africa."