20 July, 2013

Let us continue the legacy of Madiba

By Afred Makhubela
Thursday 18 July 2013 marked  Nelson Mndela’s  95th birthday, hundreds of people chanted and sang  birth day songs and struggle songs outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria were the struggle Icon is fighting for his life.
Ahmed Kathrada, Mandela’s long time friend  encouraged people to perpetuate the values Mandela has lived for. “ South Africa and the world  devoted  much more than 67 minutes that shows love and respect, the world has once more united,  wishing him good health and pledging  to carry on his values and what he lived for”, said the former Rivonia trialist.
Gogo On Tour marketing director  Khensani  Matjokane took his members to the hospital  for well wishes for mandela and they shared cake with  children at the hospital as part of their Mandela Day celebrations. She edged young people to reflect back  and compare current situations  of  South Africa.
“ Young people must look back and see the changes, they will know where they come from  because Mandela has brought a huge change”, said Matjokane.
The former statesman has been in hospital since the 8th of June 2013 with a recurring lung infection.  His close friends and family celebrted his historical birthday as the presidency says he responds well to medication.

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