Twitter debate: Does SA need to do away with Mandela Day to create Heroes Day?

Twitter debate: Does SA need to do away with Mandela Day to create Heroes Day?

Tweeps debated whether Mandela day should be renamed Heroes day instead, and it appears they are all for it.

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Nelson Mandela became a world peace icon after he won the first ever democratic election in 1994. However, as the world celebrated his legacy and what would have been his 100th birthday, some South Africans questioned if he was not being too hyped up.

The past couple of weeks Mandela made headlines- the SARB revamped all the notes to have Madiba’s face on it and the centenary celebrations worldwide stole the post light.

This led to 18 July, Madiba;s birth date, being dubbed Mandela day. However, some tweeps accused the father of the nation of being a sell-out and suggested instead of Mandela day the government should name it Heroes day.

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Heroes day would be a celebration of all struggle icons, including Ma Winnie, Albertina Sisulu and Steve Biko, just to name a few.

So, Briefly.co.za decided to take a look at how tweeps felt about the possibly of heroes day and Madiba’s legacy in general.

However, one tweep explained Mandela day is a United Nations designated day, not one established by the government or white media of South Africa.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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