It is with a feeling of profound sadness that the National Democratic Movement mourns the passing of Former South African President, the icon Nelson Mandela, a true Statesman, a Patriot to his country and a Loyalist to his people.

The world has lost one of its brightest lights but this great and inspirational leader of leaders has left a permanent footprint in the sands of time.

His Legacy will forever shine as a lighthouse to comfort his family, relatives, friends, and the peoples of the world to whom his name resonates as a household phenomenon. The national Democratic Movement extends its condolences to his family and loved ones and prays that his soul will rest in peace.

The NDM hopes that we will all follow the good example of the great Nelson Mandela in how we build a nation.

Peter Townsend, President