On the occasion of celebrating the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, stressed that Madiba, as he was also called, is a universal reference of equality and equity for the peoples of the world.
In a message published on Twitter, he evoked the legacy of the South African leader who managed to unite and eradicate racism in the nation, pointing out his historical role in the fight against discrimination and racial segregation.
In this line, the Chancellor of the Republic, Jorge Arreaza, highlighted the qualities of Mandela, describing him as “a giant and brave man in the battles for equality; worthy and unscathed in the resistance; comprehensive, fair and generous for peace”.
“One hundred years after the birth of Nelson Mandela: a leader of freedom and socialism in Africa, in all of humanity and for all time”, he wrote on his Twitter account.
Mandela, a native of Mvezo, South Africa, was born on July 18, 1918, and was a promoter of the struggles against the policies of apartheid and violence against the Afro-descendant race.
As a result of his effort to end racism in his country, he received the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation (1992) and the Nobel Peace Prize (1993).
In 2009, the United Nations (UN) proclaimed the International Day of Nelson Mandela every July 18 in honor of the birth of the South African leader, for his contribution to the fight against apartheid.
“I join the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of “Madiba” on the International Day of Nelson Mandela. South African leader who fought against discrimination and racial segregation; a universal reference of equality and equity for the peoples of the world You will live forever!”
10:33 – Jul 18 2018