South African President Jacob Zuma announced that Mandela, “the founding president of our democratic nation, has departed,” adding that he “passed on peacefully.”
“Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father,” Zuma said.
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The Most Rev. Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, has already issued a statement on Mandela’s life and death.
Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei.
Requiescat in pace. Amen.
Rest eternal grant to him, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him.
Rest in peace. Amen.
We will miss you, Mdiba, but now you belong to the ages.