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Mandela was inspiration, says Italian Premier Letta

'Example of commitment to rights, integration'

06 December, 10:38
Mandela was inspiration, says Italian Premier Letta (ANSA) - Rome, December 6 - Premier Enrico Letta said Nelson Mandela's death provoked "profound emotion" in Italy in a message to South Africa President Jacob Zuma after the death of the anti-apartheid leader. Mandela was "an example of generous commitment for rights and integration," Letta said, "values that inspire actions that the Italian government intends to pursue with power and determination". Mandela spent 27 years in jail before becoming South Africa's first black president in 1994.

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