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L.A. South African Consulate to Welcome Condolences for Mandela

Southern Californians who want to share their condolences and remembrances of South African freedom-fighting icon Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95, will have a place to do so in Los Angeles.

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Nelson Mandela reads an advanced copy of his book in 2011 in this photo provided to CNN by the Nelson Mandela Foundation. (Credit: Debbie Yazbek/Nelson Mandela Foundation)

The South African Consulate General in the Mid-Wilshire area will opens its lobby from Monday through Friday, Dec. 9 to Dec. 13, for people to sign a book of condolences.

The lobby will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, according to the consulate, which is located at 6300 Wilshire Boulevard (map).

South African Consul-General Cyril Sibusiso Ndaba was set to speak on the Mandela’s death late Thursday afternoon.