Nelson Mandela, Thomas Masters: Riviera Beach mayor going to South Africa for memorial services

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. - Riviera Beach Mayor Thomas Masters is on his way to South Africa to attend memorial services for former President Nelson Mandela.

"With respect to the life-altering sacrifices made by President Mandela – that benefited all of mankind – I am humbled to have opportunity to make this trip. I count it all joy to stand in tribute to this great humanitarian as a representative of my church family and all of Riviera Beach," said Masters in a news release.

Masters is scheduled to return to Palm Beach County early next week.

The trip is being paid for by Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, where the mayor has been a longtime pastor.


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