THE Social Democratic Liberal Party has joined the people of South Africa and the world in mourning the passing of Nelson Mandela.
SODELPA general secretary Pio Tabaiwalu said Mr Mandela was one of the great figures in human history.
"He was a man of mighty courage who paid a high price for standing against cruel oppression," he said.
"But in the end, he triumphed and went on to lead South Africa to freedom. He awed us with his grace, compassion and willingness to forgive his oppressors."