Mandela dream realised

2013-08-01 18:00
Nelson Mandela (File)

See pics tweeted from sports stars to mark Mandela's birthday.

Johannesburg - The proceeds from the inaugural Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day will go towards building a children’s hospital in Gauteng, to fulfil the last wish of the former president.

"The world says so, everyone says so and we say so.

"Nobody else has ever had such recognition but Mandela is no king.

"You don’t have to drown yourself in sorrow and deep sadness.

"History is unfolding in different ways.

"Even (President) Mugabe says he will accept defeat if he loses the Zimbabwe elections.

"This is fantastic news for all of us -- if Mugabe can embrace democracy then, really, we have arrived."


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