Item 0603 - Friendship and recognition by naming of a square and a stadium after Nelson Mandela in Port Louis

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ZA COM MR-T-1-4-0603

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Friendship and recognition by naming of a square and a stadium after Nelson Mandela in Port Louis

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  • 19 July 1988 (Creation)

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certificate

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Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 11/11

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Certificate recognizing Mr Mandela's 70th birthday and paying tribute to him by naming a square and a stadium after him in Port Louis, Mauritius

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White certificate with thin black and orange border. Left side of the certificate has the seal of Port Louis in green, yellow, blue, green, and red (2 seahorses). Below, the flags of Mauritius and the ANC cross eachother. Certificate text is in gold and black, and reads:
City of Port Louis
The Lord Mayor of Port Louis, Hon. Jerome Boulle, M.L.A. and the Municipal Corporation of Port Louis present their greetings to
Brother Nelson Mandela
on the occasion of his 70th birthday and have the pleasure to welcome to Port Louis Brother James Stuart as the official delegate of the ANC for the celebrations organisedin Port Louis from 19 to 24 July 1988 to mark this anniversary.
We wish to confirm that a square near the City Hall as well as a stadium in Port Louis have been named after Nelson Mandela as a symbol of our friendship and as a tribute to an irrepressible freedom fighter who has not faultered in spite of more than 25 years of harassment and persecution, of torture and prison by the most inhuman regime.
Signed by: Dinesh Mundil (Ag. Lord Mayor)

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0430

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