Pres. Ramotar departs to attend Nelson Madela’s funeral

President departs Guyana- to attend funeral of late Nelson Mandela

DECEMBER 7, 2013 – BY GINA

President departs Guyana- to attend funeral of late Nelson Mandela

Head of State Donald Ramotar today departed Guyana for South Africa to attend the funeral of the late Former President of that country Nelson Mandela, but not before signing the Book of Condolence.

The gathering at State House observes a minute of silence for the late Former South African President Nelson Mandela

The gathering at State House observes a minute of silence for the late Former South African President Nelson Mandela            

Mandela renowned worldwide as an anti-apartheid leader, humanitarian and a hero passed away on December 4 at age 95.  An official memorial service is slated to be kept at the FNB Stadium on the outskirts of Johannesburg.

At the Evening of Caroling at State House tonight, Alexei Ramotar, son of the President, told the gathering that the Head of State was enroute to South Africa to pay his, and the Guyanese people’s respects.

The large gathering at the event also observed a moment of silence for the late president.

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  • Jenny  On 12/09/2013 at 1:17 pm

    Let’s hope that when he returns to Guyana that he makes a New Year’s resolution to stop the politics of racism in Guyana. If he’s going to South Africa, paid for by the taxpayers of Guyana, the least he can do is “truly” honour the memory of Nelson Mandela by doing what’s best for Guyana.

  • de castro  On 12/09/2013 at 2:43 pm

    Doubt it but politicians make or break the people who gave them the power
    to rule the masses….
    I usually remind them of BRITISH history…..when Britain handed over power to
    AMERICA ..or should I say…..America refused to pay taxes to KING
    and became a republic.
    King CHARLES 1ST claimed his power came fro GOD
    CROMWELL claimed his power came from the people

    The King lost his head…..literally….Cromwell signed death warrant
    and lost his sanity…..the king executed on blasphemous grounds…..

    History teaches fools
    We are but fools in the paradise of life.
    Nelson Mandella will live forever in the minds and hearts of those who
    enjoy the freedom today.

    Kamptan in UK

  • Langu P Moyand  On 12/11/2013 at 6:01 pm

    He is not dead,he just finished he long walk 2 freedom….I hope God made a palece for him in his right hand side.

  • francis jackson  On 12/12/2013 at 9:43 am

    It is said in African culture when one dies, one becomes a living ancestor, it means that they are with us; they appear in our dreams bringing good news.

    Today Nelson Mandela has become a living ancestor.

    His work is done on earth, he set us free.

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