South Africa mourns Nelson Mandela with sadness and celebration

7 December 2013

The day after Nelson Mandela’s death, people all over South Africa marked his passing with sadness and celebration, the head of the UN Information Centre  (UNIC) in Pretoria reports.

UNIC Director Helene Hoedl says the airwaves were filled with people sharing their memories of the man who changed the history of their country and our world.

She tells UN Radio’s Rocio Franco Riveros that although there’s a solemn mood in the country, Mandela’s death is also a time of reflection on the impact of the man she calls “the father of the South African nation.”

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