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Ramaphosa visiting Mvezo for Mandela Centenary celebrations

Jul 18, 2018
Ramaphosa visiting Mvezo for Mandela Centenary celebrations

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Wednesday participate in the Centenary Celebrations of the father of our nation and icon of the South African struggle, the late Former President Nelson Mandela at Mvezo, Mthatha.

"The Mvezo Centenary Celebrations organised by the Royal House of Mandela (RHoM) in partnership with the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) and the Eastern Cape Provincial Government, aims to bring together people from all walks of life, current and former Heads of Government and State, Traditional and Faith-based Leaders, surrounding communities, non-governmental organisations and members of civil society, to honour the legacy of former President Nelson Mandela," explained spokesperson, Khusela Diko.

"Government, in partnership with various stakeholders including the Nelson Mandela Foundation, continues to host various celebrations to mark the centenary of this great icon of the liberation struggle."

The address by President Ramaphosa at the Centennial Celebrations in Mvezo will be preceded by various activities led by The Royal House of Mandela which include:

  • Handing over blankets to  elderly citizens,
  • Handing over bicycles to learners,
  • Official opening of a clinic,
  • Unveiling of sanitary towel project, and
  • Tree-planting ceremony.

President Ramaphosa will be accompanied by cabinet ministers, members of the provincial executive council and senior government officials.