On behalf of the citizens of the City of Cleveland, I extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends and nation of South Africa on the loss of Nelson Mandela. He put fighting for equality and freedom on par with seeking peace and building harmony. His vision and life’s work are the finest examples of true public service. Nelson Mandela’s contributions to his people, his country and our world will not be matched in our lifetime.
– Frank G. Jackson, Mayor