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Tribute to Madiba

Ana Madigibuli
Friday, July 18, 2014

SCHOOLS around the country will today observe a few minutes of silence to remember the life of the late former South African president Nelson Mandela.

Sixty-seven minutes will be observed in more than 800 schools in Fiji as a gesture of solidarity to mark July 18, which has been declared by the United Nations as Nelson Mandela International Day.

Education Ministry permanent secretary Dr Brij Lal informed senior staff members at their monthly meeting to encourage schools to observe this important time.

"Nelson Mandela has served 67 years of his life in public service and his achievements came at a great personal cost to himself and his family," Dr Lal said.

"He sacrificed not only for South Africa but made the world a better place for people all over the world."





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