HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADIBA: Mandela turns 95 in hospital

mandelaNelson Mandela is set to spend his 95th birthday in hospital in Pretoria, as events take place around the world and in South Africa in his honour.

South Africans are being urged to match the former president and anti-apartheid leader’s 67 years of public service with 67 minutes of charitable acts.

Mr Mandela, who is in critical but stable condition with a recurring lung infection, entered hospital on 8 June.

His daughter Zindzi said on Wednesday that he had made “dramatic progress”.

“I should think he will be going home anytime soon,” she told UK Sky TV.

Mr Mandela’s birthday is also Nelson Mandela International Day, a day declared by the UN as a way to recognise the Nobel Prize winner’s contribution to reconciliation.

The former statesman is revered across the world for his role in ending apartheid in South Africa. He went on to become the first black president in the country’s first all-race elections in 1994.

The ruling African National Congress (ANC) said that on this Mandela Day homage was being paid to 95 years of “life well-lived”, dedicated to the liberation of South Africans and people all over the world.

NoCoolStory joins other Africans in wishing him quick recovery and sending all our love to him and his family.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-23349739

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