MARIGOT/GREAT BAY —“As a mark of respect for Nelson ‘Madiba’ Rolihlahla Mandela, the Unity Flag of St. Martin (North and South) is being flown at half-mast” near the Bellevue/Cole Bay frontier monument, said Shujah Reiph, president of the Conscious Lyrics Foundation.
Mandela was born on July 18, 1918. On December 5, 2013 he died peacefully at his home in Johannesburg, surrounded by his family. He was 95.
The St. Martin tribute to the anti-apartheid champion, revolutionary, and former president of South Africa (1994-99), will continue this weekend with a Conscious Lyrics radio program on the largely eventful life and times of Mandela.
The Mandela special will include interviews recorded in South Africa with people who knew Mandela personally and were imprisoned with him on Robben Island, said Reiph. Reiph is the host of the popular long-running program, which will air on SOS Radio 95.9 FM, Saturday, December 7, at 12 noon.