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Favourite food on menu for Mandela

2012-07-18 07:27

Mthatha - Former president Nelson Mandela's favourite dish, samp and tripe, is on the menu for his 94th birthday, the Sowetan newspaper reported on Wednesday.

"We will probably have food like samp and tripe, his favourite food," Mandela's granddaughter Ndileka Mandela told the publication.

"The big lunch will be at 16:00 where we will present him with a cake."

The family would wish him a happy birthday in the morning before leaving to do community work.

"Our 67 minutes is a way of giving back to him and that is our birthday gift to him."

His ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, and her children, Zenani and Zindzi, will do their 67 minutes at the Lusikisiki home of former ANC leader Oliver Tambo.

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Comments
  • itumeleng.mogaki - 2012-07-18 07:54

    Happy Birthday Tata, we LOVE YOU!!!!!!:-)

  • goodguy.buthelezi - 2012-07-18 07:55

    Dear News 24 racist, please advise me, what are you going to do for your 67 min? Im curious

  • sbongezulu - 2012-07-18 07:57

    Ag nee, dankie Tata.

  • stanley.marries - 2012-07-18 08:19

    HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mr Nelson Mandela. A true world icon and an inspiration to South African. May you have an awesome day!!....Great man!!

  • marcelle.joubertdurandt - 2012-07-18 08:25

    And once again, this is turned into a racist debate .... *SIGH*

  • chabie.mohlala - 2012-07-18 08:26

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TATA WE ALL SALUTE YOU MAY THIS DAY BRING ALL THE HAPPINESS YOU DESERVE WE AS SOUTH AFRICANS LIKE TO SAY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY THROUGH YOU WE ARE A LOVING COUNTRY...

  • lorrainesuh - 2012-07-18 08:28

    A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO TATA, WE LOVE YOU & MAY GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY

  • Maria - 2012-07-18 08:29

    Tripe and Samp - my favourite dish also - Happy Birthday TATA!!

  • catgirl1971 - 2012-07-18 08:38

    A very happy birthday to a great man! May he live to see 100. Happy bday Madiba!

  • danny.dinoge - 2012-07-18 08:41

    Freedom Fighter

  • Mzakes - 2012-07-18 08:42

    I Want to be like you!!! TATA! Happy BDay, you have accomplished what many of us will not be able to even if we get to live our lives six times over.

  • phumi.ntlabati - 2012-07-18 08:42

    After reminding the poor that they are poor on this 67 minute of tripe of feel good exercise by the affluent and middle-class. They will go back to their comforts and the poor will continue facing their daily realities. I still stand firm with the Lilies Farm ANC branch that by continuing supporting this commercialisation of our leader as the ANC, we are allowing people to spit on the Mandela legacy! Nelson Mandela does not belong to anyone or foundation apart from the ANC. As he was a part of the collective, this should be an ANC day! But of cause the neo-liberals who have hijacked tata for their narrow commercial gains will never allow that to happen!

      tebogo.makaneta - 2012-07-18 09:02

      You my dear have got me thinking.

      Moi - 2012-07-18 09:04

      Shame...did mommy never teach you how to share?

  • maokeng.mankge - 2012-07-18 08:59

    Happy Birthday Dr.Nelson Mandela luv u unconditional enjoy

  • bongani.gwexe - 2012-07-18 09:03

    Wrong reporting. Oliver Tambo is from Bizana not Lusikisiki.I will spend my 67 minutes checking Joburg Municipality books, just to see what they are doing with our tax money.

      mfundi.ndaba - 2012-07-18 09:16

      lol! That's also good. Please report back and let us know.I'm also interested but I don't think you should do this only on Madiba day hey and I think it would take more than 67 minutes though.

  • ivan.frantz.3 - 2012-07-18 09:05

    Tripe ? Nothing wrong with that, Its becoming a delicacy, gourmets food. I savour it ! . . . and it is not a poor man's dish anymore !

      mfundi.ndaba - 2012-07-18 09:18

      It's awesome, prepared under the right conditions with high cleanliness standards.

  • Moi - 2012-07-18 09:06

    I'm sure he would much rather celebrate his birthday privately without all the fanfare, especially at the ripe old age of 94. Hope you have an absolutely blessed day, shared with your loved ones. Happy Birthday Tata Madiba.

  • keith.murphy.9638 - 2012-07-18 09:24

    Gods richest blessing to you Mandela ( Madiba) may God grant you many more years you are the real legend of South Africa .

  • heather.kuun - 2012-07-18 09:45

    Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela. I am huge fan of yours

  • serame.seleki.3 - 2012-07-18 10:22

    BIG HAPPY 94 TATA.We love you and appreciate all your invaluable sacrifices..U WERE BORN GREAT.

  • Nicky van der Vlies - 2012-07-18 14:38

    isnt there more important things to worry about like the farm murders the rapes and murders just to mention a few.... 67min of celebrating what? fixing potholes etc isnt that why we pay taxes???? but i guess thats fine as long as someone can have cake its just fine............

      Mzakes - 2012-07-19 13:08

      i pity you, were you always such a looser?.

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