Com­mis­sion plants Yasi Tree to mark legacy

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The South African High Com­mis­sion marked In­ter­na­tional Nel­son Man­dela Day by plant­ing a yasi (san­dal­wood) tree in the Suva city coun­cil gar­den yes­ter­day. The in­dige­nous tree showed the im­por­tance of lives of hu­man be­ings and the val­ues we uphold in serv­ing our com­mu­ni­ties. Com­mis­sion Charge d’ Af­faires, Velelo Gar­dener Kwepile said: “The free­dom, democ­racy and hu­man rights Nel­son Man­dela de­liv­ered to South Africa in­spired the world,” Mr Kwepile said.

“This is the day that peo­ple all over the world are ex­pected to set aside sixty seven min­utes of their time to ren­der com­mu­nity ser­vice. He spent 67 years mak­ing the world a bet­ter place. “Man­dela, af­ter he walked his “Long Road to Free­dom, in­spired a na­tion, a new na­tion that had long been sep­a­rated.” He said the day re­minded our­selves that we must con­tinue hon­our­ing his life, val­ues and legacy. Edited by Paula Tu­vuki

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