President Jacob Zuma on remembering Madiba

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[President Jacob Zuma with Former President Nelson Mandela. Source: http://metrowatchonline.com/mandela-zuma-relatives-to-pay-140m-compensation-to-mine-shareholders/]

5 Dec 2016

Remembering Madiba: Let us continue building a united South Africa, message from President Jacob Zuma

On this day in 2013, the first President of a free and democratic South Africa, President Nelson Mandela passed on, leaving behind a rich legacy of building a dynamic young nation, from the ashes of apartheid.

President Mandela taught us to unite and to love and respect one another as South Africans. He also taught us to build friendly relations with our neighbours and the international community as a whole.

A lot of good work has been done towards building a truly united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous South Africa. The road ahead remains long and full of challenges given the unending economic slowdown globally and locally and the need to continue building a better life for and with our people.

There is indeed a lot more hard work to be done, as we move towards the ideal society he envisaged when he said let there be bread, water and salt for all.

Today, on the anniversary of Madiba’s sad passing, let us recommit ourselves to unity, and to working together to build our country, regardless of whatever political differences we may have. Let us work harder than ever, to make South Africa a success story that generations to come will be proud of.

Enquiries:
Dr Bongani Ngqulunga
Cell: 082 308 9373
E-mail: bongani@presidency.gov.za

Source: http://www.gov.za/speeches/remembering-madiba-5-dec-2016-0000

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