The United Workers Party (UWP) has said it is joining the rest of the world in extending condolences and best wishes to the family of the late legendary human rights champion, Nelson Mandela, of South Africa.
Mandela passed away on Thursday at the age of 95.
In a release on Friday the UWP said, “Mandela’s leadership in sacrifice and struggle over many decades as one the greatest advocates for freedom, democracy and racial equality ever, has inspired a world community to higher heights of decency and civility.”
The party said with his passing the world “was deprived of an internationally revered symbol of the togetherness that binds our human family.”
“We salute his life and times. We mourn his loss,” the party’s release said. “We expect that over the next few days, as a mark of our deepest respect, the flags of Dominica will fly at half mast as our faithfully departed liberator finds fulfillment in the achievements of his earthly flight and rejoices in the embrace of our father in heaven whose work on earth he pursued with distinction. May his soul rest in peace.”