Businesses pay respects to Mandela

12 December 2013 2:01 PM

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December 12 2013 at 08:01am

Chief executive Paul Polman wrote to Mandela’s widow, Graça Machel, to offer condolences. In his letter he wrote: “The qualities of leadership that Nelson Mandela came to symbolise are needed more today than ever before… He embodied a set of beliefs and values – of decency, justice, courage and respect – that transcended geographies, cultures and religions.”

The South African website has a banner reading: “It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to the father of this nation. Tata, we will never forget his sacrifice. We’re here because of you!”

The website has a colour photo of Mandela with a quote from the late statesman: “Man’s goodness is a flame than can be hidden but never extinguished.”


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