A Letter from Special Olympics South Africa


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Statement on the passing of Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Today we mourn the loss of a heroine who not only stood up for what was just, but who fought for it with a passion and determination that few can rival. Because of her vision, individuals with intellectual disabilities in South Africa have a home today, they have a family, they are free and that is a legacy we shall honour and guard for eternity in South Africa. My heartfelt condolences go to the Shriver and Kennedy families at their loss and I would like to extend my gratitude too, for the selfless act of sharing her with the world.

Dr. Mathews Phosa

Chairman

Special Olympics South Africa