Item 1081 - Donald Woods Obituary, August 2001

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ZA COM MR-S-1081


Donald Woods Obituary, August 2001


  • 2001-08-20 (Creation)

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Transcription of speech made by Mr Mandela

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(18 July 1918-5 December 2013)

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Migrated from the Nelson Mandela Speeches Database (Sep-2018).

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Death of Donald Woods, 19 August 2001

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It was with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Donald Woods. We convey our sincere condolences to his wife Wendy and the rest of the family. We trust that in these times of bereavement they will find some solace in the knowledge that their sense of loss is shared by millions of South Africans.

Donald Woods was an outstanding South African, one of those who inspired others by his public example. He was uncompromising in his opposition to racism and racial discrimination. At the height of apartheid his newspaper campaigned fearlessly against the basic tenets of that policy. He lived his own life in ways that demonstrated his commitment to the principles he preached.

We shall remember him as a personal friend who gave selflessly of himself to advance the cause of his country.

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Acquisition method: From hard drive ; Source: Nelson Mandela Foundation Prof J Gerwel. Accessioned on 17/03/09 by Razia Saleh




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