Somaliland: President Pays Tribute to Mandela


By M.A Egge

HARGEISA: (Somalilandsun) – Practically all world leaders have shown overwhelmed emotions when in an historic unprecedented manner they all poured their deep heart-felt condolences to the family, relatives, friends and particularly, the nation of South Africa in the demise of one of the 20th century’s greatest sons.

Foremost amongst them was Somaliland President H.E. Ahmed Mohammed Mohamud Silanyo who described the late President Mandela as a man of “great, great personality”.

He said that his greatness spanned not only in his country or the African continent, but the whole world at large.

The President said the late Nelson Rohlilala Mandela left a great mark in the fight against apartheid hence, furthermore, reconciled the former racial foes in SA.

He added that the mutual understanding that the conciliatory effects bore was not only embedded in his country but it traversed across the world.

President Silanyo underscored the fact that Madiba was not only a giant icon to be emulated but one who deserved everlasting honour.

The President did not only confine his tributary condolences to the family relatives, friends, or SA only, but he extended it to the whole world whereby the Madiba effect has/had touched over the years to the present day.

He said that it was imperative that the legacy Mandela left not only be emulated but put in action for the world’s co-existence in which people of all creeds and colour lived in.