Minister Fabius statement on Madiba’s passing [fr]
With Nelson Mandela’s passing the South African people have lost a father, the pillar of the struggle for freedom regained and reconciliation.
Universally admired, he gave full meaning to the word humanity. Personally, I admired him even all the more because struggle against apartheid was a major and ongoing commitments of my life.
I salute the charismatic giant who leaves us and I extend to his family, his country, my very deepest condolences.