#News24 ICYMI: SA and the world celebrate Mandela day, and yet more #GupteLeaks scandal

2017-07-18 19:46
Former president Nelson Mandela (File, AFP)

Former president Nelson Mandela (File, AFP)

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WATCH: 67 buskers perform street music for #MandelaDay

2017-07-18 15:13

Cape Town’s first mass busking event took place on Tuesday in honour of Mandela Day. The city saw 67 buskers ‘Making Music for Madiba’ for 67 minutes across 67 locations around Cape Town. Watch. WATCH

Cape Town - As South Africa and the world celebrate the legacy of the late Nelson Mandela, here are stories you should read.

#MandelaDay: Every day is Mandela Day at Tshwane Haven for children

For police officers from the Brooklyn station in Pretoria who visited Tshwane Haven, a home for abused, sick and abandoned children and babies, the intention was to deliver gifts in honour of Mandela Day.

Read the full story here.

WATCH: Zuma washes windows for his 67 minutes on Mandela Day

President Jacob Zuma said South Africans should remember former president Nelson Mandela for his values, sacrifices and what he stood for.

Watch here as he washes windows for his 67 minutes.

Even bikers did their bit. Here is what they did.

We also told some more good stories about ordinary South Africans, who do beautiful things. Here is a selections of the best of Beautiful News that we have run this year.

#MandelaDay: Meet ordinary South Africans doing extraordinary things

Here are their stories.

In other news, this is what you may have missed.

#GuptaLeaks: How the Guptas picked up MK vets' conference tab

Some of the Gupta family’s most tireless defenders have been the leaders of the ANC’s former military wing: the Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans’ Association. New evidence from the #GuptaLeaks emails reveals that this loyalty has come at a price, however, with the Guptas footing the bill for the Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans’ Association’s four-day national general council in 2010, in addition to issuing the group shares in their company. Consider the military veterans officially captured. 

Read the full story here.

'In case I do not make it on August 8, 2017...' - Khoza's message to Zuma

In case something happens to her, ANC MP Makhosi Khoza - whose life has been threatened for publicly calling on President Jacob Zuma to resign - wants Zuma to know this.

Read the full story here.

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