- One South Africa leader Mmusi Maimane celebrated his 40th birthday on Saturday
- While the lockdown meant that the usual celebrations were out of the question, Mzansi commemorated the day with the politician
- Earlier Maimane had revealed he would be given back to celebrate the moment
Mmusi Maimane has been a key player in South Africa's political landscape for a long time.
From his time as the leader of the Democratic Alliance, steering the course for the nation's opposition party, to his new venture as an activist heading a new movement for change, Maimane remains present.
Citizens took to social media to show Maimane some love as he celebrated his 40th birthday, taking the time to make sure he felt appreciated.
Briefly.co.za reported that Maimane had announced he would be celebrating his special day in an unusual way, giving back gifts to South Africa instead of receiving them as is traditional.
Taking to social media to share his plan with the nation, Maimane commented that:
"Bagaetsho. I am turning 40 on the 6th of June. Soon I will not be eligible for youth league membership. I want to celebrate my birthday a different way. I want to give back. To do 40 acts of kindness for South Africans who are having a tough 2020. Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu."
The former DA leader explains he plans on giving 40 varsity students and matric pupils laptops to help with their studies.
Happy birthday Mmusi Maimane! Take a look at just a few messages sent to this iconic African leader below:
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