Final visit: A girl waits in line to see the remains of Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa, yesterday. —Photo: AP


Mandela still a unifying force

 I think it is wonderful our Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley could have put their political differences aside and together attend the memorial and funeral of Nelson Mandela in South Africa.

People’s National Movement and United National Congress supporters are fighting each other tooth and nail here and going home to eat rice and fry potato, while politicians are consuming steak.

Mr Mandela, you truly were a great person. You remain a unifying force, even in death.

Rest in peace, sir.

AV Rampersad

Princes Town

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