Nelson Mandela an inspiration to all Fijians
The FijiFirst Leader Voreqe Bainimarama today called the life and legacy of South African Leader Nelson Mandela an inspiration to Fijians and all people who wish to live in a world of peace, tolerance and understanding. Bainimarama made these comments while addressing world leaders at the Plenary Nelson Mandela Peace Summit held at the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, 25th September, 2018. “Through his life and legacy, [Mandela] is an inspiration to all of us who strive to respect and protect the human rights of all people,” he said. “That legacy should mean a great deal to every person on earth. But it holds special meaning for the nation and people that I lead. Like South Africa, Fiji and the Fijian people suffered for decades under a political culture that fostered ethnic division, promoted hatred and fostered disunity between our communities.” He said Fiji would never return to those difficult days.