Samp and tripe on Mandela day menu

2012-07-18 07:08

Former president Nelson Mandela’s favourite dish, samp and tripe, is on the menu for his 94th birthday.

“We will probably have food like samp and tripe, his favourite food,” said Mandela’s granddaughter Ndileka Mandela, the Sowetan newspaper reported today.

“The big lunch will be at 4pm 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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