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Bill Clinton: Mandela 'Champion for Human Dignity and Freedom'

Image: Bill Clinton: Mandela 'Champion for Human Dignity and Freedom' U.S. President Bill Clinton, left, shakes hands with South African President Nelson Mandela, 1998.

Thursday, 05 Dec 2013 06:09 PM

 

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Former US president Bill Clinton, who was in office when Nelson Mandela took power in South Africa, on Thursday mourned the death of a "champion for human dignity and freedom".

"Today the world has lost one of its most important leaders and one of its finest human beings," Clinton said in a statement.

"History will remember Nelson Mandela as a champion for human dignity and freedom, for peace and reconciliation," he added.

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