George H. W. Bush: 'Barbara and I had great respect for President Mandela'

George H. W. Bush: 'Barbara and I had great respect for President Mandela'

Former President George H. W. Bush released the following statement on the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela.

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on December 5, 2013 at 5:14 PM

HOUSTON -- Former President George H. W. Bush released the following statement on the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela:

"Barbara and I mourn the passing of one of the greatest believers in freedom we have had the privilege to know. As President, I watched in wonder as Nelson Mandela had the remarkable capacity to forgive his jailers following 26 years of wrongful imprisonment -- setting a powerful example of redemption and grace for us all. He was a man of tremendous moral courage, who changed the course of history in his country. Barbara and I had great respect for President Mandela, and send our condolences to his family and countrymen."

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