Zuma: Make SA cleaner for Mandela Day

2014-07-14 14:12
President Jacob Zuma  (Themba Hadebe, AP)

President Jacob Zuma (Themba Hadebe, AP)

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Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma on Monday urged South Africans to take part in an "Operation Clean Up for Madiba" campaign to commemorate Nelson Mandela Day later in the week.

"I will play my part... at the Nelson Mandela School of Science and Technology in Mvezo in the Eastern Cape and other activities there before opening the Mvezo Komkhulu Museum," Zuma said in a statement.

Zuma urged both public and private sectors to reflect on how they disposed of waste, and for municipalities to discuss ways of improving refuse removal services in under-serviced communities.

The United Nations in November 2009 officially declared the struggle icon's birthday on 18 July as Nelson Mandela International Day.

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