Statement by Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt on the passing of Nelson Mandela:
“It is with great sadness that I have received the news of the passing of Nelson Mandela. My thoughts and deepest sympathy go to Nelson Mandela’s family and to the people of South Africa.
Throughout his life, Nelson Mandela was a beacon of hope in the fight against oppression and injustice in the world. He transformed South Africa from a deeply divided and repressive society into a peaceful democratic state.
Even in the harshest of circumstances and facing an inhumane apartheid regime, Mandela continued his belief in the humanity of all people and sought peace and reconciliation. Mandela’s ideals and actions will forever serve as an inspiration to us all in the fight for global justice and human rights for all. His legacy will endure for generations to come.”