Remembering Nelson Mandela

Following the death of the former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, members of the public can come into The Guildhall to sign the book and leave their tributes.

The book of condolence will be available for mourners to sign from 10.30am until 5pm today, Friday 6th December, from 9am-3pm on Saturday 7th and from 9am until 5pm on Monday 9th – Friday 13th December.

The tributes will then be sent on to the South Africa High Commission in London.

Cllr David Mackintosh, Leader of Northampton Borough Council, said “People across Northampton and across the world will be saddened to hear that Nelson Mandela has died. I remember his release from prison in 1990 and his subsequent election as President of South Africa and he became an inspiration to many people.”

“He visited Northampton in November 2002 to pay his respects at the grave of Diana, Princess of Wales at Althorp and many people across the town will want to pause and remember him.”

The flag at The Guildhall has also been lowered to half-mast to mark President Mandela’s death.