Zuma calls for unity, love in memory of Mandela

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Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma on Friday called on South Africans to dedicate themselves to building a united and caring society, as the world celebrates Nelson Mandela International Day.

"In unity, let us take forward Madiba’s vision of ending poverty, inequality and unemployment and build a more prosperous society in which all, especially the poor and the working class, are assured of a better life," Zuma said.

He also called for an end to the abuse of women and children, as well as the abuse of drugs and other substances.

Zuma went on to call for an end to crime and disobedience.

The destruction of property during criminal activities and "hooliganism" also needed to end.

"In his memory, let us rededicate ourselves to unity, love, forgiveness, reconciliation, respect for one another and tolerance," Zuma said.

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