Griffith Statement on Life of Nelson Mandela
Thursday, December 5, 2013 | Andie Pivarunas (202-225-3861)
Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) released the following statement after learning of the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela:
“I am saddened that the world has lost one of its great leaders. Nelson Mandela was a leader of courage who led South Africa after apartheid. While he could have done like so many other leaders in emerging nations have done and created a country where he became a president or ruler for life, he did not turn his back on the principles of representative government. Nelson Mandela’s journey is over on this earth, but his ‘Long Walk to Freedom’ will never be forgotten.
“My condolences are extended to his family, his loved ones, and the people of South Africa.”