Former Ivory Coast’s First Lady, Simone Gbagbo Invited to Follow Mandela’s Footsteps

The release of the former Ivorian first lady who surprised the entire political class continues to feed the web. The visits and audiences are replenished at the home of the presidential couple.

On 21 August, during a visit to the wife of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, the former MP for Port-Bouet, Kouadio Konan Bertin said KKB, invited Lady Gbagbo to follow in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela.

While Simone Gbagbo did not spend 27 years in prison as the icon of the anti-apartheid struggle, reaching out to her executioner as the South African did would be a step towards reconciliation.


“While I’m looking at you, I think of Nelson Mandela, 27 years of his life, when he gets out of jail, he gives his hands to his executioners. I came on behalf of this delegation to greet you and give thanks to God for saying that he is happy to see you in good health, the rest is a matter of time. As long as we live, everything is still possible. That’s why we came to greet you, “said the former MP in a wave of emotion as reported by Koaci.

“We must now return fully to the discussion, to reconnect with our identity, the people of Dialogue, so that we can build peace for our country. Because your children, me in front of you and the little ones, our grandchildren who happily have been to school and accumulated a lot of diplomas need to taste the pleasure of a first job in their life and that’s it who is waiting for us, the political class, “continued the deputy.

It should be noted that the release of Simone Gbagbo will have according to several analysts an impact on Ivorian political life .


Written by How Africa

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