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Congresswoman McCollum’s Statement on the Death of Nelson Mandela

December 5, 2013
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Betty McCollum released the following statement on former South African President Nelson Mandela, who passed away today at age 95:

“With the death of Nelson Mandela the world has lost an icon for justice and a true freedom fighter.  President Mandela’s courage, determination, and profound sacrifice inspired not only Africans, but a global generation committed to abolishing apartheid. I wish to extend my deepest condolences to the people of South Africa for their loss which is truly a loss for the human race.”

Congresswoman Betty McCollum serves on the House Appropriations Committee.  She is Democratic Co-Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus.