Social media remembers SA's iconic former president Nelson Mandela
Former Nelson Mandela may be gone, but his legacy will forever live among South Africans. This is the view shared among many who have flooded Twitter so far, to share their fondest memories of Mandela.
Some have said they will spend the day spreading hope throughout country by means of giving back, something Mandela advocated for.
Using #NelsonMandelaDay, #MandelaDay2019 and #67Minutes, here are the reactions to the former president's birthday.
Today we celebrate the life of an incredible man, one who changed the lives of so many, who challenged perspectives & fought for human rights every single day. One of the world’s greatest peacemakers, who has inspired so many to try and better to world.#NelsonMandelaDay pic.twitter.com/Zu6mOG4QK8— Ujwal Khachane (@ujwalkhachane) July 18, 2019
Human experience spawns in some men, certain rare qualities – of incredible strength and balance. Even after enduring unspeakable levels of injustice, he did not turn into a bitter human being. It takes a certain quality for a man to be that. Thank you #Madiba #MandelaDay2019 pic.twitter.com/ezc8a8fXNq— Jay (@jvmenon) July 18, 2019
This #MandelaDay2019 we reflect on the late President @NelsonMandela’s legacy and love for people! We honoured him with a personalized #CityYearRedJacket in 2006! We continue to serve to build a stronger nation and world for all of us! pic.twitter.com/JJskxAxlOL— CityYearSouthAfrica (@CityYearSoA) July 17, 2019