Nelson Mandela speaks about Mandela Day

2012-07-17 11:54

Former South African president Nelson Mandela who turns 94 on July 18, speaks on the significance of Mandela Day.

In this archive audio, Mandela says that the day named after him, "would not be a holiday but a day devoted to service".

Mandela Day is an annual initiative focused on making the world a better place. The idea is to spend 67 minutes of your time on a specific day helping the world, just as Nelson Mandela spent 67 years of his life fighting for freedom.

Listen to Madiba here:

Mandela told thousands of people at his 46664 concert in London in 2008, that the work is 'now in their hands'. Listen here:

  • isaac.nkwaliyenkosi - 2012-07-17 12:32

    He was a true leader and he is still a true leader, but unfortunately leaders like him today are very scarce...

  • kairen.brookeanderson - 2012-07-17 15:23

    my mother loved Mandela's voice. it is his voice.

  • nmateke - 2012-07-17 16:13

    I hope that the Gods bless us with a Leader like him (Tata), it took us many years be for we could realize such a blessing. It is therefore good to keep hopes Alive!!!!, South Africa isn't short of leaders....future is still in our hands....Intsebenziswano is really needed from us all!

  • Cadow1 - 2012-07-17 16:46

    Happy Birthday Tata Madiba, May your birthday be filled with sunshine,smiles, laughter, love and cheer.

  • Themba - 2012-07-18 07:53

    He is ,and he was ,will be a leader for ever,the whole universe is full of love cause of his inteligance and leadership.Viva Tata MADIBA LONG LIVE MY PRESIDENT,THE PEOLES PRESIDENT.

  • abdulnasir.noon - 2012-07-18 08:16

    Mandela happy bath day we wish goog

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