Nicaragua declares 3 days of mourning for Mandela


Nelson Mandela

(posted Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m.) Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega today declared three days of national mourning for the death of South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela. 

The former South African president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate died today in his Johannesburg home after a lengthy battle with illness. He was 95.

“The world says goodbye to a great man, a myth, a legend, a patrimony of Africa and of humanity,” Ortega said in a letter addressed to the National African Congress and South African President Jacob Zuma. “Nelson Mandela lived each day of his life struggling steadfastly for peace, fraternity and human dignity.”

Ortega added, “We know that his legacy will prevail, and that his life will continue to inspire those who believe that a better world is possible.”


  • car

    ha! coming from ortega who stands for the polar opposite of mandela’s philosophy…

    • Mike

      You are an idiot.

      • car

        because? oh yeah, i forgot, mandela also stood arm-in-arm and “in solidarity” with the likes of ahmadinjad, kim jong il, and qaddafi–all true “revolutionaries” who wanted only the best for their people.

        he also robbed his country blind while simultaneously putting it into debt, unilaterally changed its constitution, and rigged numerous elections.

        what was i thinking???

  • Pedro Arauz

    The way things actually are: In South Africa, Nelson Mandela was able to govern in peace not because of him but because of all the efforts made by the “white people” creating the most successful economy in Africa and later allowing blacks to position themselves once civilized in society and in government. Blacks in South Africa know this, only the liberal hypocrites in the USA pretend to believe otherwise.

    • car

      i think you need to read up a bit on the history of south africa

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