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Mandela Foundation Mourns Bregman’s Death

The Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) extended condolences to the next of kin of Nat Bregman, a attorney whom the former President Nelson Mandela, once described as his first ‘white friend’.

The NMF says that in a recent interview with the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, Bregman recalled how at the time he was a member of the Communist Party of South Africa and invited Mandela to attend ‘mixed parties’ with him, something which impressed Mandela.

Duncan’s Death a Loss to SA – NMF

The Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) has described the death of Sheena Duncan as a ‘significant loss to South Africa and to which she and her organisation, the Black Sash, devoted their lives since 1955’.

In a press statement, NMF chief executive, Achmat Dangor, points out that, “Duncan and her colleagues provided invaluable assistance to thousands of victims of petty apartheid and kept the public aware of the atrocities of racist policies through their famous silent protests."

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