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For Immediate Release:
December 05, 2013
Media Contact:
Melonie Burke
melonie@miamidade.gov
305-694-2779

Miami-Dade County, District 2 Commissioner Jean Monestime Mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa


Commissioner Jean Monestime mourns the death of Nelson Mandela who passed away today at the age of 95.

"President Mandela was a freedom fighter, a former prisoner and the symbol of the anti-apartheid movement, a Statesman, a peacemaker, an icon whose imprint on South Africa and the rest of the world will be felt for generations to come" said Commissioner Monestime.

Nelson Mandela was a tireless advocate for equality, dignity and human rights.  He never flinched and never wavered in his struggle to bring equality for all the people of South Africa; so much so that he sacrificed his freedom so that others may gain theirs.