Scott Joins Official Congressional Delegation to South Africa for Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela

December 9, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) joined other Members of Congress on a Congressional Delegation (CODEL) to Johannesburg, South Africa to attend the memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela. The memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 10th. The CODEL departed from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland for South Africa early this morning.

Last Thursday, December 5, 2013, Congressman Scott issued the following statement on the passing of Nelson Mandela:

"With the passing of Nelson Mandela, the world has lost one of its most unwavering advocates for freedom, democracy, and equality. His life and legacy will always be a source of inspiration for all who seek freedom's embrace. My thoughts and prayers are with the Mandela family and the people of South Africa."

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