Dec 6, 2013


Today, Whitey Basson, Chief Executive Officer of the Shoprite Group of Companies, issued the following statement on the death of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first democratically elected president:
“We remember the greatest South African of our lifetime Dr Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. The world has lost an iconic statesman and a courageous leader. With modesty and humanity he devoted his life to changing and shaping our country for the best. Let us continue his Long Walk and climb every great hill with his devotion and acceptance of the responsibilities freedom brings. ”

Whitey Basson and Nelson Mandela at the Rebatlathuto Secondary School classroom handover in Koppies, Free State – Monday 31 May 2004

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