Thank you SA, says Mandela Foundation
THE NELSON Mandela Foundation thanked South Africans and the world yesterday for supporting Mandela Day.
“One man’s vision has indeed inspired a global movement for good,” chief executive Sello Hatang said in a statement.
“The actions taken by individuals and groups alike show the reach and impact of our beloved Madiba’s legacy, and the difference that can be made in people coming together to drive change.”
In 2009, July 18, Mandela’s birthday, was declared Mandela Day in South Africa. The UN has declared July 18 International Nelson Mandela Day.
Hatang thanked the Man- dela family, President Jacob Zuma, the media and “public citizens both locally and internationally” among others for their contributions.
“Key to this day and initiative is to remember, it’s in your hands to make every day a Mandela Day,” he said.
“It is our duty to continue to grow the momentum that you have all already inspired to promote and realise social justice.”
Mandela spent his 95th birthday on Thursday at the Mediclinic Heart hospital in Pretoria. He was admitted on June 8 for a lung infection.
Presidency spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement that Mandela’s health was steadily improving. – Sapa