In South Africa from around the world come condolences . On the night of December 6, 2013 at the 96th year of life after a long illness, died
Activities may take ten days. Now the world press recalls Mandela and achieve a challenging path that he had to go, says TV channel " Russia 24 ".
Russian said in his message that the name Mandela whole epoch in the recent history of the continent. Prime Minister called the policy "a great son of Africa."
U.S. President Barack Obama - "an example for many generations." In many countries, a sign of mourning national flags at half-mast. Mourning declared in India, Palestine, Venezuela.
Mandela - Nobel Peace Prize winner, one of the most prominent politicians of the second half of XX century. All his life he fought against apartheid, for it was in prison for 27 years. But after the release of his overwhelmingly elected president. He became the first black leader of South Africa. In recent years, due to illness Mandela rarely appeared in public. But each of his birthday, the country continued to celebrate in a big way.
How long will the mourning in South Africa - is not yet clear. Nation is deeply saddened, for many it is a personal tragedy. On the reaction of the locals told us the Russians, who are now in South Africa.
South African Embassy in Moscow has opened a book of condolences at the death of Nelson Mandela. It will be available December 6 and weekdays next week. To commemorate Mandela's diplomatic mission in South Africa Grenade Alley visited Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Nelson Mandela is now often compared to Mahatma Gandhi, , Martin Luther King. It is called a real fighter and a very courageous man.
"Mr Mandela's crusade for freedom of the tribal system led him first to the quarry, and then as president of the richest country in Africa. And then, when its authority expired, unlike many other successful revolutionaries, he abandoned his second term and gave power successor - in the state, still tormented crime, poverty, corruption and epidemics, but democratic, respected around the world, "- said in the article" Died Nelson Mandela - South African liberator "The New York Times.
Peaceful liberator ravaged South Africa Nelson Mandela calls U.S. The New York Times. He served worldwide symbol of dignity and patience. Was the first black leader of South Africa - the country, where once flourished apartheid.
"The South African street plunged into mourning. Thousands of people took to the streets of Johannesburg, once learned of the death of Nelson Mandela to commemorate the man who killed apartheid and brought them freedom. And while some mourn and pray, others praise his achievements with pride and patriotism "- continues the theme of the death of Mandela's The Daily Mail in the article" Nelson Mandela: libertarian, president, global icon . "
Mandela said the British The Daily Mail, led the country from the era of racial apartheid and led to universal equality. "It was a real colossus - the father of the nation. He was perhaps the most beloved politician in the world, almost iconic symbol of reconciliation of white and black."
But the South African edition of Sowetan wondering what left behind Nelson Mandela.
For many years after he left the presidency, Mandela lived in the two houses, the newspaper said, in one of the most prestigious areas of Johannesburg, the poor man's village where his ancestors lived. Here and now in the country - exactly the same contrast. Magnates and bankers - on the one hand, the poor peasants - on the other. They are, as before under apartheid rondavelyah live in thatched roofs and barely make ends meet.
Nelson Mandela, total edition, "helped the country out of the abyss of civil war, has established a democratic government after three centuries of colonial oppression. But he left behind a lot of unresolved issues that stand out so far."