Mandela was a gift to the nation, says Pieter Dirk Uys

2013-12-06 21:00
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Cape Town - Former president Nelson Mandela's death was an opportunity to "celebrate this extraordinary gift we had in this country for such a long time," well-known South African satirist and social activist Pieter Dirk Uys said on local radio station Cape Talk.

Uys, a close friend of Mandela's, who on stage boldly criticised the racist apartheid regime during the struggle against it, lauded Mandela's political and social contributions to South Africa: "He gave us so much build on.

"I love him so much, and always will," he added. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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