Govt announces 3-day national mourningNew Age Online
The government on Friday announced a three-day national mourning from Saturday to pay homage to iconic anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela of South Africa, reported UNB.
‘The government has announced a three-day national mourning starting from Saturday in memory of Nelson Mandela,’ Cabinet Secretary M Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan told UNB over phone.
The national flag will be kept at half-mast at all government, semi-government and autonomous bodies during the period.
Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world’s most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, died late Thursday (South Africa time) at the age of 95.
South African President Jacob Zuma made the announcement at a news conference, saying ‘We’ve lost our greatest son.’
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