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ANC calls for participation in the Nelson Mandela Day celebrations

15 July 2009

The African National Congress (ANC) calls on its members, supporters and the world to join the call by the South African President, Jacob Zuma to support the Nelson Mandela Day campaign on Saturday, 18th July 2009.

On this day, President Nelson Mandela will be turning 91. People all over the world, in the workplace, at home and in schools, are called upon to spend al least 67 minutes of their time doing something useful within their communities, especially among the less fortunate.

At the completion of the voluntary activities, we encourage all South Africans to join in the celebration at the Mary Fitzgerald Square in Johannesburg where the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa and the Department of Arts and Culture will host a formal celebration in partnership with the Gauteng Legislature. The celebration will commence from 14h00.

Issued by:
Jessie Duarte
ANC National Spokesperson

More information:
Ishmael Mnisi 0823335550
Brian Sokutu 0716716899