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Lincolnshire tributes to Nelson Mandela

By PWhitelam_LE  |  Posted: December 06, 2013

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Lincolnshire tributes are being made to former South African President Nelson Mandela who has died at the age of 95.

Mr Mandela, who was being watched over at home with round-the-clock care since September after battling a three-month long lung infection, died at home on Thursday.

Tributes have already started pouring in from across the world.

Prime Minster David Cameron has asked for the flag at No10 to be flown at half mast, calling him a "hero of our time" on social media.

Bardney Councillor Charles Shaw, Chairman of Lincolnshire Federation of local Liberal Democrat Constituencies, said: “A great man has passed away and great things will be said.

"Nelson Mandela's greatness lay in this recognition of the needs of all people for equality and freedom."

Councillor Rosie Kirk, who represents Birchwood on the City of Lincoln Council, Tweeted: "Very sad to hear the news about Nelson Mandela - an inspiration to the world.

"A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination."

Mr Mandela became South Africa's first black president in 1994, earning the respect of millions by fighting against racism.

Did you ever meet Nelson Mandela or have any contact with him? Leave any tributes by commenting below or emailing news@lincolnshireecho.co.uk

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  • Pete67  |  December 07 2013, 7:45AM

    Well it seem some people don't or won't understand the difference between a good leader and a bad. Mandela was a good leader because he gave the people of South Africa freedom. Not only the blacks, but fair to all. The Taliban with it's regime was the total opposite they fought for the freedom of Afghanistan, but on getting it became despots. Still if people won't understand the difference they deserve to be lead by despots.

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  • JaneThompson  |  December 06 2013, 7:26PM

    A brave and intelligent man who led with love and reconciliation. The world is a much better place because of him.

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  • Pete67  |  December 06 2013, 5:46PM

    It's very easy to see there are no British patriots on here. The reason any British patriot would respect a patriot in another Country who fought for their (not our), Countries freedom. I suppose that's why Britain is as downtrodden as it is.

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  • Pete67  |  December 06 2013, 3:01PM

    In my younger days we were told he was a terrorist. If he had been there would now be no 'Whites' living in South Africa. R I P Nelson Mandela!

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  • blindimp  |  December 06 2013, 1:05PM

    Seems to me, the reactions to my first posting speaks volumes about such people. Why, because he is black or because he was a perceived terrorist.?

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  • blindimp  |  December 06 2013, 12:11PM

    Rest in peace. The one true world statesman of my generation.

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