Mandela 'champion for human dignity and freedom', says Bill Clinton
Published on Dec 6, 2013 7:05 AM
NEW YORK (AFP) - Former United States President Bill Clinton, who was in office when Mr Nelson Mandela took power in South Africa, on Thursday mourned the death of a "champion for human dignity and freedom".
"Today the world has lost one of its most important leaders and one of its finest human beings," Mr Clinton said in a statement.
"History will remember Nelson Mandela as a champion for human dignity and freedom, for peace and reconciliation," he added.