Corby opens Nelson Mandela condolence book

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A book of condolence for Nelson Mandela is to opened in Corby to allow people to pay their respects.

The first black president of South Africa died on Thursday (December 5) at the age of 95.

Following his death a flag was flown at half mast outside The Cube.

From Monday (December 9), the book will be available at The Cube reception, from 9am to 5pm, every weekday until after Mandela’s funeral on Sunday, December 15. It will then be sent on to the South African Embassy.

Leader of Corby Council, Cllr Tom Beattie, said: “Mandela will not only be remembered as a highly respected international statesman but a humanitarian and symbol of tolerance. His courage and sacrifice unified South Africa and he was a huge inspiration to many people across the globe.”