The centenary of the birth of South Africa’s former President Nelson Mandela will be marked at the African Union (AU) Heads of State summit in Mauritania on Monday.

A street will be named after the struggle icon, the Nelson Mandela road,

The street in the Mauritanian capital, Noukchatt is adjacent to a street named after the country’s first President, Moktar Ould Daddah.

President Cyril Ramaphosa who is attending the African Union Heads of State summit will cut a ribbon and unveil a plaque to mark the official opening of the street.

This year marks the centenary of the birth of both Nelson Mandela and struggle stalwart Mama Albertina Sisulu.

The centenary will be celebrated under two themes – ‘Be the legacy’ for Mandela and ‘A woman of fortitude’ for Sisulu.

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