The South African ambassador to Cameroon reportedly participated in a funny celebration to commemorate the International Mandela Day that held on the 18th of July 2017. The Mandela Day is a day of service, a day to live the legacy of one of the most inspirational moral leaders of modern times, Nelson Mandela and Ambassador Zanele Makina was in a remote locality known as Ogandi distributing cassava stems.
The day marks the 10th anniversary that Nelson Mandela launched “The Elders” (an independent group of global leaders working together for peace and human rights.) In Ogandi, a village in the Mefou and Afamba Division in the Centre Region, activities to mark the Mandela Day were chaired by the Minister Delegate at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Clementine Ananga Messina and the South African High Commissioner to Cameroon, Zanele Makina. Both female leaders visited and supported Women and Youth Cooperative specialized in the production of cassava.
It was in the nation’s capital, Yaounde precisely in the Mfoundi Division, that the works of Nelson Mandela was properly acknowledged during a round-table discussion. The great Madiba as he was often referred to had the vision of uniting the human race and it inspired Mandela’s creation of the Elders.
This year, the Elders decided to honor Madiba by launching #WalkTogether# a campaign to continue Mandela’s long walk to freedom.
By Rita Akana with files from CRTV