Friday, December 05, 2013

Johannesburg, South Africa, Harare, Zimbabwe, Vienna, Austria, Tokyo, Japan – December 05, 2013 – It was with deep sorrow that African Compass International (ACI) learned of the passing away of The Honourable Nelson Rolihlahla Madiba Mandela – Madiba (1918-2013), Father of a Nation, Noble Peace Prize laureate, one the most inspiring figures of our times and a global beacon of integrity, rectitude and reconciliation.

As a South Africa domiciled Company, ACI extends its most sincere condolences to the family of The Honourable Mandela and the people of South Africa on the passing of a man who in a lifetime of steadfast service to the country left an indelible mark on the world.

In doing so he not only became renowned and revered by his peers, but became a symbol that will endure wherever people strive for freedom and democracy. He achieved greatness and national affection through his humanity as a great peacemaker by bringing people together despite their differences. He showed South Africans and the world community of nations that a great leader could work tirelessly towards transformation and build a democratic society, while embracing forgiveness, conciliation and true respect for all.

As we all celebrate the life and times of The Honourable Mandela, we are also a nation in mourning, our sorrow infused with memories of a legacy that will guide us long into the future. Our much loved The Honourable Mandela leaves behind a South Africa that is poorer for his passing away, but a country richer for his contribution. We at ACI pledge our continued support to living up to the legacy of a great man.

Hamba Kahle, Tata (Go Well, Father/Rest In Peace, Father).

For and on behalf of the Company’s Board of Directors

Julian RUPARE, Jr.

CEO & Chair

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African Compass International

Johannesburg | Harare | Vienna | Tokyo

Directors J Rupare Jr (CEO) C N Rupare (COO) U Mazunga (CLO) V M S Correia (CG)