Former US president Barack Obama will deliver the Nelson Mandela Centenary Lecture on July 18 at the Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg.
It’s just been announced that Obama, also a Nobel peace prize winner, will give the lecture to mark 100 years since Madiba’s birth in 1918.
Meanwhile, former President Nelson Mandela’s personal assistant Zelda La Grange says as the world marks 100 years since Madiba’s birth, it needs to do self introspection. La Grange says the world has dropped its moral bar.
I think our beloved #Mandela is heartbroken every day while looking down on his beloved #SouthAfrica where looting, hatred, division & violence have become the norm. How I wish you were still among us #Madiba 😞 #MandelaDay #NedbankCup #Chiefs pic.twitter.com/E8Im0cZAnt
— Sofia Nogako (@SofiaNogako) April 23, 2018
— Lu (@Woke_Lu) April 23, 2018
We want Winnie Madikizela Day #MandelaDay
— Julius I’mNot_Malema (@Julius_SMalema_) April 23, 2018
— Kenny Maso (@KennyMaso) April 23, 2018
I am very excited that Barack Obama is coming to Johannesburg for #MandelaDay 16th annual lecture.
I'm ready to learn from the wittiest and charismatic President ever been inaugurated since the beginning of life.
17th July 18
— The King Of Africa🌍 (@Layne_JazzeyZA) April 23, 2018
#MandelaDay shouldn't we rather have WinnieDay ?
She stayed true till the end. Groomed leaders so she can pass on her knowledge and spirit.
Who did this guy groom??
— YeshuaKing (@mzilanontobeko) April 23, 2018
The Nelson Mandela Foundation’s Sello Hatang says that we must take #ActionAgainstPoverty everyday in order to effectively address the poverty & inequality which we face #MandelaDay #BeTheLegacy pic.twitter.com/yGUAoqR1x7
— NelsonMandela (@MandelaFound) April 23, 2018
#MandelaDay really a shame after everything yall still celebrate this old man 🚮
— Boyzin (@floyd_flooner) April 23, 2018
— Ihsaan Haffejee (@Ihsaan_Haffo) April 23, 2018
— ONE (@ONEinAfrica) April 23, 2018
— Mbali Thethani (@MbaliThethani) April 23, 2018
Why is #MandelaDay trending? This generation wants nothing to do with him. He stood for peace, non racialism, & human rights for all. They stand for the hatred of minorities & racial politics. Lets not fool ourselves. Together with the ANC/EFF, they have ruined Mandela's legacy.
— Siphamandla (@Sowellnomics) April 23, 2018