WASHINGTON, D.C.—Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which operates the U.S.-South Africa Business Council, issued the following statement today regarding the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela:
”The U.S. business community mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela. The mark he has left on his country and the world will never be forgotten. His belief in the entrepreneurial spirit of humanity is something that will live on for eternity. President Mandela’s quiet strength and perseverance in the fight for a free nation for all South Africans will inspire many generations to come. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Mandela family and South Africa.”
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.