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Ambassador Zondo attends event honoring Mandela

Spokesman for the choir Ultima Thule, Roald Karlsen, together with Ambassador Queen Anne Zondo. 
Spokesman for the choir Ultima Thule, Roald Karlsen together with Ambassador Queen Anne Zondo.

"I love the city and the surroundings. It reminds me of Cape Town," Ambassador Zondo said of Tromsø.

On the very same day, nine years after the Mandela concert in Tromsdalen in 2005, Ambassador Zondo arrived in the north of Norway. And after a week of harsh and wet weather, rays of sun again illuminated the beautiful Northern city, just like it did when Mandela visited Tromsø almost a decade ago.
"I know how much people here have done for our people. It is a great honour to be here," South African Ambassador Queen Anne Zondo said to the press when she set foot in Tromsø on the afternoon of 11 June 2014.
"Being here feels great. Also, because of the way you honour Nelson Mandela. I am humbled and very grateful for all you have done and are doing here," said Ambassador Zondo.
She also expressed her gratitude regarding all Norwegians who engaged themselves in the fight against the apartheid, providing solid support for oppressed South Africans. "We would not be where we are today without the help and support of all these people. I was active in the ANC in the 1970s, and in 1976 I left South Africa and lived in exile for 18 years," she said. "In exile we lived out of money and human support from people in Scandinavia, and we could barely fathom that such faraway countries provided us with so much help."
In the evening Ambassador Zondo was present at the annual charity event arranged by the choir Ultima Thule in the banqueting hall of the Regional Bank. After Ultima Thule performed their last song of the night, another concert was arranged at Rorbua, also to benefit the planned but not fully financed monument for Mandela in Tromsø. Over 300,000 NOK has been fundraised for the monument, and the journey is not yet over.
SA Embassy Oslo, Norway

 


 
 
 
 

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