Wednesday, July 25, 2012

South African Broadcasting Corp.: 'Well wishes pour in as Mandela turns 94'

[Nelson Mandela celebrated 94th birthday July 18, 2012.  Former U.S. President Bill Clinton visited him on the occasion. (Reuters photo)]

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South African Broadcasting Corporation
Wednesday 18 July 2012
Well wishes are streaming in from all over the world in celebration of the 94th birthday of former president Nelson Mandela today. President Jacob Zuma has joined millions of people across the country and the world in wishing his presidential predecessor, a happy birthday.  
Zuma has praised Mandela for his contribution to South Africa and pledged that the ANC will continue fight poverty, unemployment and inequality.  Zuma has also urged South Africans to heed Mandela's call to make South Africa a better place.  
He also says the party has committed itself to keeping alive former president Nelson Mandela's values of unity, non-racialism, reconciliation and human compassion. 

Madiba is spending the day with family and close friends at his rural home in Qunu in the Eastern Cape

Zuma says South Africa will continue to strive for social cohesion and nation building as evidenced at the recent Social Cohesion Summit in Kliptown, Soweto: "We hope that all those that share these ideals will contribute to the process that we began in Kliptown in honour of Madiba. We urge all our people to also personally contribute by doing good deeds as called upon by Madiba to make our country and the world a better place for all. Happy Birthday Madiba."
US President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and former US President Bill Clinton have paid tribute to Mandela. 

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