Mandela Day is an internationally recognised event and celebrities near and far have used the day to share a powerful message with the world. Briefly.co.za took the opportunity to help share theses powerful messages.
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Here are 5 local and international celebrities who have shared a special message today:
1. Lewis Hamilton
"Madiba, there is not a day that goes by that I don’t miss you. Your legacy still shines so bright. You inspire me everyday and I’m forever honoured to have shared this moment with you. Happy Birthday Madiba We continue to fight for you ✊
2. Cheslin Kolbe
"My dream was always to meet Tata Madiba, lifting that trophy signified a moment in time. Bringing the nation together. Now especially we need to do our bit to help make a difference where we can, in honour of Madiba and our people. Happy Birthday Madiba ✊"
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3. Peter Ndoro
"As we remember #Madiba’s birthday and celebrate #MandelaDay, I am reminded on this day every year that of the many things he was, he was a children’s president."
4. Terry Crews
"I must act like a unifier, even at the risk of perhaps alienating some of my own colleagues…
It was more important to show the young Black Consciousness men that the struggle was indivisible and that we all had the same enemy.”
-Nelson Mandela. “Long Walk to Freedom.”
5. Malia Baker
"I can’t quite figure out how best to say what Madiba and his legacy means to me. Reflecting on the fact that my Dad grew up in S.A. during apartheid and was my age when it ended. “Amandla Ngawethu!” The power is with us - the people. Let’s not forget that ✊#MandelaDay"
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Nelson Mandela has been remembered all over the world on the 102nd anniversary of his birthday.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Zindzi Mandela is being laid to rest on Friday in a small, private ceremony with close family members and political figures. Covid-19 regulations have made the burial a quiet affair at the Fourways Memorial Park in Johannesburg.
The former Ambassador to Denmark will be buried next to her mother Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
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