Legislators Describe Mandela As Committed, Selfless, Lover of Humanity Top story

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Leaders in the country are mourning the death of former South African President Nelson Madiba Mandela who passed away last night at his home in Johannesburg. They have described him as a committed freedom fighter and selfless leader.

Leaders in the country are mourning the death of former South African President Nelson Madiba Mandela who passed away last night at his home in Johannesburg. They have described him as a committed freedom fighter and selfless leader.
 
Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga noted that it is a sad day for Africans, for the world and humanity and all those who have been fighting for freedom.
 
She noted that Parliament is opening up a condolence book where the public and members of parliament are to sign and later the book will be sent to South Africa.
 
Kadaga noted that in addition to the book, Parliament on Tuesday next week will pay tribute to the late Nelson Mandela in a motion to be moved on the floor of parliament.
 
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Kadaga noted that Mandela was able to sacrifice his personal life so that the majority of Africans can be free saying that for a young man to leave his wife, young children and take up the struggle not knowing the consequences and having to spend 27 years in prison was a big sacrifice which he did wholeheartedly.
 
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Commissioner of Parliament Chris Baryomunsi noted that Mandela leaves behind a very challenging legacy particularly to those in political leadership. He notes that he was a selfless man who gave up earthly pleasures to fight for the liberation and peace of South Africans and all Africans.
 
He noted that the Parliamentary Commission agreed to open a condolence book were all members of parliament and members of the public are to sign starting today in memory of Nelson Mandela.
 
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Kawanga Ssemwogerere noted that Mandela fought a good fight against apartheid in South Africa in which fight he suffered alot and that due to his suffering he survived the oppression in his country afterwards and his fellow Africans.
 
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National Vice Chairman of NRM and MP Soroti Municipality Mike Mukula noted that Mandela was a great leader and spread the principle and spirit of forgiveness in his leadership.
 
Mukula noted that Mandela inspired mankind whose humility and simplicity was over riding and transformed South Africa as a revolutionary.
 
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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.