Mayotte is crying, the Mahorais are in mourning. The great Marcel HENRY, historical, central and permanent actor of the fight for French Mayotte and the departmentalization, is gone. Press release from Mansour Kamardine, Member of Parliament for Mayotte: “In these painful hours, I present to the family of the honorable senator my affection, my saddened sympathy and I invite the Mahorais to pay him a last tribute. I hope that his unwavering commitment for more than 50 years, from the oath of Sada in 1967 to the departmentalization in 2011, for the respect of the free choice of the Mahorais to remain in France and for the access to the status of departmental, will guide the steps of the young generations! I reiterate to the government, in particular to Sébastien LECORNU, Minister of Overseas Territories currently present in Mayotte, my request that Senator Marcel HENRY be included in the “national heroes” from the Overseas Territories and diversity whose list is being drawn up.”