Ahead of Nelson Mandela’s birthday, Communications Deputy Minister, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, has urged South Africans to run along with the vision of late former President Nelson Mandela.
Speaking to journalists in Nyanga shortly after interacting with senior citizens, the minister encouraged all and sundry to live out the life of Mandela; which is characterized by humility, loyalty, unity, peace and love for all.
She said Madiba believed in the rainbow nation; he also believed in humanity and humility. Ndabeni-Abrahams recalled that the struggle icon stood for truth and honesty at all times.
“… We are calling upon everybody to live up to Madiba’s expectations and indeed, we make a realization out of his dreams. Every day, we know that Madiba has paved the path for us to make South Africa the best place; that it can be and that we cannot do alone.
We need all South Africans and everybody in this country to walk the path with us,” she added.
Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams Visits Thew Elderly
Earlier in the day, the minister visited homes of three elderly residents. She also gave them care packages; including blankets and toiletries. She also made a trip to KTC Hall; where she interacted with elderly citizens and serve them tea and sandwiches.
Ndabeni-Abrahams remarked that she is sure of God’s blessing because she was surrounded by the elderly. She also seized the opportunity to treat the early to foot massages, manicures and pedicures.
South African anti-apartheid revolutionary; politician; and philanthropist Nelson Mandela was born on July, 18 1918. On this day; known as International Day or Mandela Day, the country celebrates the late struggle icon.
It is worthy to note that the day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010. However, other groups began celebrating Mandela Day on 18 July 2009.