15 December 2013

South Africa: Holomisa Gives Vote of Thanks

Qunu — United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa gave a vote of a thanks at the state funeral of former president Nelson Mandela, in Qunu, in the Eastern Cape, on Sunday.

He thanked the government, various departments, leaders and all those who had helped Mandela.

"I wish to extend on behalf of the family, plus the king of Thembus, the warmest thanks," said Holomisa, who was a close friend of Mandela.

"The leaders who shared this stage today, thank you for being here. Your words inspired us and warmed our hearts."

He thanked former president Thabo Mbeki, who advised the Mandela family to be a part of planning committees when Mandela fell ill.

Holomisa thanked his former party, the African National Congress.

"The chapter of South Africa's history [regarding ANC's part in the struggle] will never be forgotten."

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