Thursday 18 July 2013 markedNelson Mndela’s 95th birthday, hundreds of people chanted and sangbirth 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 friendencouraged people to perpetuate the values Mandela has lived for. “ South Africa and the world devotedmuch more than 67 minutes that shows love and respect, the world has once more united,wishing him good health and pledgingto carry on his values and what he lived for”, said the former Rivonia trialist.
Gogo On Tour marketing directorKhensaniMatjokane took his members to the hospitalfor well wishes for mandela and they shared cake withchildren at the hospital as part of their Mandela Day celebrations. She edged young people to reflect backand compare current situations ofSouth Africa.
“ Young people must look back and see the changes, they will know where they come frombecause 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.