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Gerry Adams sends ‘Solidarity Greetings’ to Mandela

11 February, 2010 - by Pat Sheehan

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP MLA has extended solidarity greetings to Nelson Mandela as he celebrates his 20th year of freedom.

Mr. Adams said:

“The release of Madiba 20 years ago marked the beginning of the end of the apartheid system in South Africa.

Before his arrest, during his 27 years in prison and since his release Nelson Mandela has displayed huge courage, an unwavering commitment to freedom, equality and democracy and a determination to advance a vision for South Africa based on fairness and tolerance.

His leadership helped ensure that the transition from apartheid to democracy was less than violent and destabilising than it otherwise might have been.

Madiba and his comrades in the ANC also encouraged and assisted the search for peace in Ireland. All right thinking people are grateful for that.

Nelson Mandela is the greatest political leader of our age."

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