Commission plants Yasi Tree to mark legacy
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