Virginians Mourn Nelson Mandela

Virginians Mourn Nelson Mandela

In this Dec. 7, 2005, file photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela, 87, is in a jovial mood at the Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, where he met with the winner and runner-up of the local "Idols" competition. South Africa's president says, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, that Mandela has died. He was 95. Photo: Associated Press/Denis Farrell

Virginia leaders of every political persuasion are mourning the death of Nelson Mandela, who passed away Thursday at age 95. Former Governor Doug Wilder, who met Mandela several times, has praised the onetime leader of South Africa. Current Governor Bob McDonnell says Mandela has shown us the incredible good one person can do.

Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe calls Mandela a giant in the enduring fight for justice and human rights. Members of the Virginia congressional delegation have expressed similar sentiments. The flag of South Africa (pictured) is now flying at half-staff.

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