Mandela birthday song released

2012-06-18 13:48
Nelson Mandela (File, Theana Breugem)

Nelson Mandela (File, Theana Breugem)

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Singing for Mandela

2012-06-19 08:56

A video of South Africans singing Happy Birthday to Nelson Mandela has been released in an effort to motivate people around the world to salute the anti-apartheid icon ahead of his 94th birthday next month.WATCH

Johannesburg - Nelson Mandela's office has released a video of South Africans singing Happy Birthday in an effort to motivate people around the world to salute the anti-apartheid icon ahead of his 94th birthday next month.

Mandela's grandson Luvuyo Mandela said on Monday that he and his family will hand out blankets and plant trees on July 18, which was declared Mandela Day in 2009.

People around the world are encouraged to devote some time to community service in his honour on the day.

A spokesperson for the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory said the video aims to mobilise people around the world to sing to Mandela on his birthday.

Watch the video here.
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