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Obama’s top quotes from the 16th #MandelaLecture

Former US president Barack Obama delivered the keynote address at the lecture on Tuesday and Eyewitness News has put together some of the quotes from his speech.

Former US president Barack Obama speaks at the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture at the Wanderers Stadium. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – Former US President Barack Obama has given a powerful message to South Africans and the rest of the world at the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture.

Obama told the crowd gathered at the Wanderers Stadium to “Stick to what is true. Stick to what you know is right in your hearts. Ultimately the better story wins out.”

WATCH: Barack Obama's Nelson Mandela lecture

Eyewitness News has put together some of the quotes from Obama's speech.