Sunday marks 8th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s passing

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Sunday marks the 8th anniversary of the passing of former President, Nelson Mandela.

Nelson Mandela passed away on 5 December 2013.

The Nelson Mandela Foundation says a lot needs to be done to realise Madiba’s dream of constitutionalism, including the prosecution of apartheid crimes.

This year’s anniversary coincides with the 25th anniversary of Mandela’s signing of the constitution on 10 December in 1996.

Mandela was remembered at a small wreath-laying ceremony at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Sunday morning.

The annual Mandela remembrance walk could not take place this year due to COVID-19.

The Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO, Sello Hatang says Nelson Mandela’s long walk to freedom continues.

“As we remember Madiba, we are bound to remind ourselves of unfinished business, that we still must finish off. We are reminded of the long walk continues,”Hatang.

“ The things he started have not been followed through or not concluded. It is much, so much that may we never lose sight of what we have to do. Things such as  prosecution of apartheid crimes –  that’s part of the unfinished business that we must finish off. We must keep working hard,” says Hatang.

Nelson Mandela tributes, 6 December  2013:

Nelson Mandela’s Memorial Service, 10 December 2013:

Nelson Mandela’s funeral in Qunu 15 December 2013: