Item 716 - Media statement on the death of King Hussein of Jordan

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Media statement on the death of King Hussein of Jordan


  • 1999-02-07 (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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South African Government Information website

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Death of King Hussein of Jordan

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President Nelson Mandela, responding to the news of the death of His Majesty King Hussein of Jordan, said that the King's passing was to be deeply mourned by all peace-loving people.

King Hussein was a man of extraordinary vision and deep principled commitment to the cause of peace, President Mandela said. He worked tirelessly for this cause so as to achieve the benefits peace could bring to his nation and all the people of his region. This commitment and contribution to ensure that the Kingdom of Jordan could play a vital role in the achievement of a just and lasting peace in the Middle East, is his greatest legacy, President Mandela added.

President Nelson Mandela will be represented by the Minister of Home Affairs, Mr Mangosuthu Buthelezi, at his Majesty's funeral.

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Acquisition method: From website ; Source: South African Government Information website. Accessioned on 13/12/06 by Helen Joannides




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