Today marks seven years since Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela passed away.
This year, because of lockdown regulations in South Africa, there will not be the usual walk for Madiba in Pretoria but citizens are encouraged to join #WhereverUR on online social media.
You can register for the virtual event at www.mandelawalkandrun or www.nelsonmandela.org
Every year on December 5, South Africans pay tribute to his extraordinary legacy.
There will also be a dialogue event today called, “The Bonds that Bind Us: Remembering Madiba in a Time of Global Fracture” hosted by The Nelson Mandela Foundation, with the support of the Hanns Seidel Foundation.
The event will take place virtually from 5.30 pm, streamed from the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s auditorium on the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s YouTube channel. (events.nelsonmandela.org)
Award-winning author Tsitsi Dangerembga and the First Lady of Namibia, Monica Geingos, will be in conversation with the foundation’s chief executive, Sello Hatang. Graça Machel, Nelson Mandela’s widow, will also offer her reflections at the event.
Mandela’s legacy is celebrated across the world. He is widely known as the man of peace as he advocated for reconciliation despite the apartheid’s brutal system that robbed children of parents; killed many dreams and kept anti-apartheid activists scattered across the world, with some incarcerated.
Keeping the legacy of Nelson Mandela alive: