Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Nelson Mandela Marks 93rd Birthday

South Africa has been celebrating the 93rd birthday of former President Nelson Mandela, pictured with former wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and other family members.


Among his visitors was South African President Jacob Zuma who presented Mr Mandela with a gift.


Millions of school children across South Africa sang Mr Mandela a special birthday song before their lessons.


Mr Mandela's wife, Graca Machel, visited a community centre near their family home in the village of Qunu to join in the singing.


Those gathered in Qunu for the celebrations were also entertained by a brass band. Mr Mandela was said to be in good spirits. Earlier this year he was hospitalised with a respiratory infection.