Remembering President Mandela

South Africa – Monday, December 11, 2023

Cabinet has joined the nation in reflecting on the life and legacy of the father of the nation and the first democratically elected President of South Africa, Tata  Nelson Mandela .

The former President passed away on December 5, 2013, with this year marking a decade since his passing .

“As we look ahead to the milestone of 30 Years of Freedom in 2024, along with our seventh National and Provincial elections, we can proudly say that our democracy remains strong,” Cabinet said in a statement on Monday .

Tata Madiba, as he was affectionately known, died at the age of 95 at his Houghton home in Johannesburg, Gauteng .

In his address to the National Council of Provinces in Parliament last week, Deputy President Paul Mashatile honoured the former President and called on leaders to recommit themselves to the former statesman’s vision of providing a better life for all South Africans .

“We do not only recall but rededicate ourselves to the vision of our founding President – that of building a better life for all,” said Deputy President Mashatile .

-SAnews .

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