South Africa: South Africa marks third anniversary of Mandela's death

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa on Monday marked the third anniversary of the death of world statesman Nelson Mandela who played a pivotal road in ending Apartheid. The country’s first democratically-elected President died in 2013 at the age of 95 at his Johannesburg home.

A statement released by the Office of the Presidency urged all South Africans to unite, love and respect one another.

"Let us recommit ourselves to unity, and to working together to build our country, regardless of whatever political differences we may have," President Jacob Zuma said.

Zuma said that while a great deal of good work has been done towards building a truly united‚ non-racial‚ non-sexist‚ democratic and prosperous country, "the road ahead remains long and full of challenges”.

As previously reported by PANA, one of the Nobel Laureate’s dreams became a reality last week with the opening of the magnificent Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital in Johannesburg.
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05 Dezembro 2016 11:46:42

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