Item 1370 - Freedom of the City of Lydenburg, South Africa

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ZA COM MR-T-1-1-1370


Freedom of the City of Lydenburg, South Africa


  • 3 November 1999 (Creation)

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Received from Seattle UniversityDate accepted: 1999/12/09 , Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 11/11

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Award conferring the Freedom of Lydenburg from the Lydenberg Transitional Local Council, South Africa

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Tan certificate with brown matting , taken out of frame for preservation. Certificate is written in black ink and reads:
Lydenburg Transitional Local Council
The freedom of Lydenburg is hereby conferred on
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
(text in Zulu)
(same text in English. Reads as follows: In recognition of his unstinting and devoted commitment over most of his lifetime and at considerable personal sacrifice to the principles of Freedom, Justice, equality, and brotherhood forming the present constitutional basis of a democratic and non-racial South Africa.
(same text in Afrikaans)
God be with Him
Signed by: M.K. Mabelane (Mayor)
3 November 1999

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0045

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