Mandela arrives in George ahead of AIDS concert

Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela on Friday arrived in the Western Cape Province town of George ahead of the second international HIV/AIDS benefit concert to be held on Saturday night there.
The concert, organised by his global fundraising and awareness campaign "46664," has attracted top stars like Annie Lennox, Queen and Johnny Clegg.
More than 20,000 people are expected to attend the event, where Hollywood actor and rap artist Will Smith is scheduled to act as the master of ceremony.
Last year's concert in Cape Town was beamed live around the world and millions of dollars were raised for Mandela's AIDS campaign.

18 march 2005 15:11:00




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