DAILY MAVERICK * STAFF REPORTER * SOUTH AFRICA 10 DECEMBER 2013 14:02
A full text of President Obama's speech at the Nelson Mandela memorial.
To Graça Machel and the Mandela family; to President Zuma and members of the government; to heads of state and government, past and present; distinguished guests - it is a singular honor to be with you today, to celebrate a life unlike any other. To the people of South Africa - people of every race and walk of life - the world thanks you for sharing Nelson Mandela with us. His struggle was your struggle. His triumph was your triumph. Your dignity and hope found expression in his life, and your freedom, your democracy is his cherished legacy.
Watch: President Obama's speech
COMMENTS BY SONNY
ON TUESDAY 10 DECEMBER 2013 ALL THE GLOBAL LEADERS PAID HOMAGE TO THE
GREAT SON OF AFRICA - NELSON MANDELA.
IT IS NOT KNOWN WHY PRESIDENT ZUMA WAS BOOED.
COULD IT BE HIS PAST?