Merkel: Mandela an example for humanity

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel hails Mandela as an example for humanity whose legacy will inspire people worldwide, dpa reported.

"Even many years in prison could not break Nelson Mandela or make him bitter - his message of reconciliation ultimately led to a new, better South Africa," Merkel said.

"Nelson Mandela's luminous example and his political legacy of non-violence and rejection of all forms of racism will remain an inspiration for people the world over for a long time still."

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