Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has joined world leaders in paying tribute to former South African president Nelson Mandela who passed away on Thursday.
President Museveni’s tribute was conveyed by Sarah Kagingo, the Special Presidential Assistant on Communications.
Below is the president’s condolence message;
Your Excellency Jacob Zuma,
I heard the sad news of Mzee Mandela’s death this morning. I am now writing to convey my condolences to the family of Mzee Mandela, to ANC and to the People of South Africa.
Mzee Mandela, along with his colleagues Albert Luthuli, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki, Oliver Thambo etc, gave almost all their adult lives to the struggle for the freedom of South Africa and its people. They acquitted themselves admirably by doing what they ought to have done.
It is us now and those who are younger than us to consolidate the work of those elders and ensure that Africa is immunized against future marginalization and re-colonization.
Salutations to the memory and work of Mzee Mandela.
Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
President of the Republic of Uganda
6th December, 2013