A number of people including heads and representatives of diplomatic missions, and international bodies and institutions accredited in South
Africa, have signed a book of condolence opened at the Ghana High Commission in Pretoria, in memory of former United Nations Secretary-General, Mr Kofi Annan .
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced a state burial for the iconic Ghanaian in Accra on September 13, this year.
Speaking to Graphic Online from Pretoria last Thursday, Ghana's High Commissioner to South Africa,
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He said the diplomats who signed, hailed
Meanwhile, the UN Resident representative in South Africa in collaboration with the Ghana Mission in South Africa, last Friday
The service was attended by dignitaries including High Commissioner,
"Kofi was a global influence and a force for driving peace," he stated.
According to the African News Agency (
"He literally fell with his boots on like the good peacekeeper he was," she said.
She recalled how during the last event he attended in South Africa - centenary celebrations of Nelson Mandela - he spent time with young people on the day, despite not being in the best of health.
"That was the
The Resident Coordinator for the UN in South Africa,
For her part, Madam Dlamini Zuma praised
“You could speak to him without fearing that you were speaking to this great giant of the world. But he also guided you and gave you advice,” she said.