South Africa’s ANC to visit Mandela, do public service on anti-apartheid icon’s 92nd birthdayBy AP
Thursday, July 15, 2010
South Africa’s ruling party to mark Mandela Day
JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela’s African National Congress is preparing to celebrate his 92nd birthday.
In a statement Thursday, South Africa’s governing party said President Jacob Zuma and other ANC officials will visit Mandela on Saturday, the eve of his birthday, at his Johannesburg home.
On Mandela’s birthday, ANC leaders will renovate a school in Mvezo, the southern South African village where Mandela was born.
Mandela is expected to spend his birthday at home with his family.
People around the world have been asked to mark the anti-apartheid leader’s birthday as Mandela Day. The day, inaugurated last year, is to be devoted to public service.
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