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.

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