Former president Nelson Mandela’s daughter Zenani is pleased that Irish band U2 has written a special song for the film Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. “Bono and the band have been supporters of my father and the 46664 campaign for many years,” Mandela said in a statement today. She was at the screening of the film at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York and was “delighted that they hosted the screening tonight together with Anna Wintour”. Wintour is the editor of American Vogue magazine. The film’s producer, Anant Singh, thanked Mandela for representing South Africa at the screening. “The venue of the Ziegfeld Theatre is of special significance to us and to Zenani as she was with Madiba when he was the guest of honour at the benefit screening of Cry, The Beloved Country for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, which took place there 18 years ago,” Singh said. Actors Idris Elba, who plays Mandela; Naomie Harris, who plays Winnie Madikizela-Mandela; and the film’s director, Justin Chadwick, were at the screening. The film will be released in South Africa on Thursday and in other countries thereafter.