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Africa is poorer without Mandela: Ruto

06 December 2013, 12:37

Nairobi - Deputy president William Ruto says that the African continent is poorer with the death of Nelson Mandela.

Ruto said that the continent had lost a great person and a wonderful example to many with Mandela's death Thursday after months in and out of hospital.

" The world has lost a moral example of selfless leadership, a man of courage, principle and honour.

" The African Continent is poorer without Madiba. We are mourning a father to multiple generations of Africans. Madiba left a legacy of leadership and he was a shining example that we should all emulate, he said in a statement.

Ruto joined other Kenyan leaders including President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga in eulogizing Mandela.

- News24


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