Updated: 12/07/2013 02:03

Singapore leaders have paid their tributes to Nelson Mandela



Singapore leaders have paid their tributes to Nelson Mandela

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in a Facebook post that Mr Mandela inspired millions with his humanity, courage and lifelong fight for freedom. 

Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong said he is "saddened by the passing of a wise leader and a great human being". 

Former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said Mr Mandela was an inspiration to an entire generation. 

Sending his condolences to Ms Graca Machel, Mr Mandela's wife, Mr Lee said without Mr Mandela, South Africa would not be the democratic and multiracial nation that it is today.

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