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Former Soputh African President Nelson Mandela watches Lalia Ali of USA defeating Gwendolyn O'Neil of Guyana during the WBC/WIBA Super Middleweight World Title bout between Lalia Ali and Gwendolyn O'Neil at Emperors Palace on Feb. 4, 2007 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (credit: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Former Soputh African President Nelson Mandela watches Lalia Ali of USA defeating Gwendolyn O’Neil of Guyana during the WBC/WIBA Super Middleweight World Title bout between Lalia Ali and Gwendolyn O’Neil at Emperors Palace on Feb. 4, 2007 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (credit: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Sens. John Conryn and Ted Cruz are hailing former South African President Nelson Mandela as a tireless fighter for freedom and justice.

The anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa’s first black president died Thursday at age 95.

In a statement, Conryn said Mandela “united both his country and the world around the basic dignity owed to every human being.” He added that Mandela’s “unwavering commitment to justice and equality remains a model to each of us.”

Cruz’s statement said Mandela “will live in history as an inspiration for defenders of liberty around the globe.” He said Mandela’s “epic fight for injustice” meant “an entire nation is now free.”

Both said they will mourn the loss of Mandela, while Corny promised to work to carry on his legacy.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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