My dear friends, President Cyril Ramaphosa, excellencies, distinguished guests, friends,
It is a privilege to join you in honouring Nelson Mandela, an extraordinary global leader, advocate, and role model.
I thank the Nelson Mandela Foundation for this opportunity and commend their work to keep his vision alive. And I send my deepest condolences to the Mandela family and to the Government and people of South Africa on the untimely passing of Ambassador Zindzi Mandela earlier this week. May she rest in peace.