Item 827 - Message from President Nelson Mandela on the occasion of Eid-Ul-Fitr 1997

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Message from President Nelson Mandela on the occasion of Eid-Ul-Fitr 1997


  • 1997-02-07 (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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Eid ul Fitr

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It gives me great pleasure to extend my special greetings to all Muslims on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, as they mark the end of Ramadaan.

This month of fasting promotes moral strength, physical fitness and spiritual rejuvenation. I am confident that it has raised each individual's awareness of the plight of the less fortunate.

South Africa needs the continued contribution of the Muslim community in every sphere - business, sport, science, the professions, the arts and leadership - to help mould our beautiful rainbow nation. The Muslim community are held in high esteem for their valuable contribution in building this great nation.

I wish all Muslims a joyous and peaceful Eid-ul-Fitr.

Signature Nelson Mandela President Republic of South Africa

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Acquisition method: From website ; Source: South African Government Information Website. Accessioned on 20/12/06 by Helen Joannides




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