Mandela Day views

2017-07-21 06:00
Photo: siphelele nketoElonwabeni Old Age Home residents watch TV.

Photo: siphelele nketoElonwabeni Old Age Home residents watch TV.

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AS some people will be celebrating the birthday of the former late president, Nelson Mandela, on July 18, different views about the importance of celebrating the day were revealed.

The United Nations officially declared July 18 Nelson Mandela International Day in November 2009.

Mandela wanted the day to be celebrated by people who will make a small difference by spending 67 minutes doing good things.

On July 18, people and government officials will visit old age homes and charity organisations carrying out Mandela’s vision.

Fever spoke to residents of Elonwabeni Old-Age Home in Bhongweni.

Zamuxolo Nkwali (62), said the country does not serve Mandela’s vision of helping the poor.

“Every day in the news people are protesting about water, sanitation and houses, but there were fewer protests in Mandela’s time.”

He said to celebrate Mandela Day people and political parties must unite to discuss ways of bringing stability in the country.”

Nombulelo Busuku (67), wants to see people praying for a peaceful country.

“Old people now get old-age grants because of Mandela’s efforts. We love Mandela,” said Busuku.

“Take action, inspire change and make everyday a Mandela Day” is the theme of Mandela Day,” said Busuku.

 


AS some people will be celebrating the birthday of the former late president, Nelson Mandela, on July 18, different views about the importance of celebrating the day are held.

The United Nations officially declared July 18 Nelson Mandela International Day in November 2009.
Mandela wanted the day to be celebrated by people who will make a small difference by spending 67 minutes doing good things.

On July 18, people and government officials will visit old age homes and charity organisations caring out Mandela’s vision.
Fever spoke to residents of Elonwabeni Old-Age Home in Bhongweni.
Zamuxolo Nkwali (62), said the country does not serve Mandela’s vision of helping the poor.

“Every day in the news people are protesting about water, sanitation and houses, but there were fewer protests in Mandela’s time.”

He said to celebrate Mandela Day people and political parties must unite to discuss ways of bringing stability in the country.”

Nombulelo Busuku (67), wants to see people praying for a peaceful country.
“Old people are now get old-age grants because of Mandela’s efforts. We love Mandela,” said Busuku.

“Take action, inspire change and make everyday a Mandela Day” is the theme of Mandela Day.

 

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