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Statement on the passing of Nelson Mandela from Huguette Labelle, Chair of Transparency International

“Transparency International is deeply saddened by the passing of Nelson Mandela, one of Africa’s and the world’s greatest and most inspiring leaders. Nelson Mandela’s pursuit of social justice and his deep desire to empower the disempowered will forever serve as an example for all of us at Transparency International as we carry on our efforts to challenge and defeat the abuses of power and corruption.

“One of humanity’s brightest lights has dimmed with the death of Nelson Mandela. His spirit, his integrity and his powerful ability to focus the world’s attention on right over wrong will always be remembered. During this time of mourning we will search deep inside ourselves for ways to embody in our work the belief in a better, fairer world that will always be the legacy of Nelson Mandela.

“We send our deepest sympathies to the Mandela family and the people of South Africa at this difficult and sad time.”

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