Local December 7, 2013 | 10:43 am

Government declares three days of national mourning for Mandela

Santo Domingo.– The Dominican government yesterday declared three days of official mourning for the death of former South African president and Nobel Peace Prize Nelson Mandela, who passed away on Thursday.

President Danilo Medina signed Decree No. 330-13 which states that the days of mourning will be November 7, 8 and 9. The national flag was to be flown at half-mast across the Dominican Republic during the period.

In a letter addressed to his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma, Medina expressed condolence to the family of Mandela and to the people of South Africa on behalf of the Dominican people.

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