NAIROBI - The South African Muslim Network (SAMNET) says joins all South Africans in mourning over the death of Nelson Mandela, an icon in South Africa and across the globe in a press release on Friday.
NAIROBI – The South African Muslim Network (SAMNET) says joins all South Africans in mourning over the death of Nelson Mandela, an icon in South Africa and across the globe in a press release on Friday.
On behalf of South African Muslims SAMNET extended condolences to Mandela’s family, the African National Congress and South Africans at large.
Mandela, known by his clan name as Madiba by locals, left a legacy second to none in the annals of South African history and although his unshakeable passion to eradicate injustice brought him and his family much strife and suffering, he remained steadfast in championing in the cause of the poor, powerless and down-trodden, said SAMNET Chairperson Dr. Faisal Suliman in a statement.
“To him justice and equality were indivisible and had to be relentlessly pursued irrespective of race, colour or creed and without fear or favour. Remarkably, he never deviated from the consistent, principled response to injustice and inhumanity throughout his life even when it was politically “incorrect”” read the statement.
Dr. Faisal said the best tribute paid to Madiba would be to emulate many of the principles he stood for, to speak truth to power and to continue to build on his legacy of non- racism and equality for all.