Leaders in the country are mourning the death of former South African President Nelson Madiba Mandela who passed away last night at his home in Johannesburg. They have described him as a committed freedom fighter and selfless leader.
Uganda Media Centre Executive Director Ofwono Opondo has released a statement on the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela. Mandela died on December 5 at 9pm, South African time. He was at home with his family. He was 95 years old.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh described Mandela as a giant among men. US President Barack Obama said Mandela was an inspiration to millions around the world. British Premier David Cameron called Mandela a towering figure, a legend, a true global hero and a great light. French president FranÃ§ois Hollande said Mandela was a tireless fighter against apartheid which he defeated with courage, obstinacy and perseverance.
In a letter dated 2nd December 2013, Bisimwa names the three leaders as Sendugu Museveni, the M23 head of political affairs, Kambasu Ngeve Jean Serge, the permanent secretary of the political executive and Mashagiro Nzeyi Jerome who has been in charge of finance and logistics. Bisimwa says the changes take immediate effect.
A day after fire razed down Park Yard market in Kampala, pockets of smoke were visible as well as a thick choking smell of burnt clothes. Visible too, are vendors heckling, requesting for any contribution from passersby as well as lamenting their ordeal.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95. Announcing the news on South African national TV, President Jacob Zuma said the nation had lost its greatest son but added that Mandela was at peace.