DPI Statement on the Passing of Nelson Mandela

December 6, 2013

Disabled People's International (DPI) salutes the life and times of Nelson Mandela. He was larger than life and a hero to millions. A “leader” in more ways than one. Here, we wish to highlight the clarity of his vision and deep foresight vis a vis the rights of people with disabilities. His policies not only empowered the disabled people of his newly created Nation, but they also inspired and motivated disabled workers and activists across the world. We wish there were more leaders like him in this world. We love you, Mandela. May your soul rest in eternal peace.

Javed Abidi
Global Chair, DPI
6.12.2013