World honours Mandela on his birthday

source: IOL
July 18 2010 at 02:10PM

Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, turned 92 on Sunday, as the world celebrated the first international day in his honour.

World leaders united in wishing the anti-apartheid icon well on his birthday as well as hailing his contribution to global politics and the fight for human rights.

The increasingly frail Nobel peace laureate was celebrating the day quietly with his extended family and grandchildren at his home in Johannesburg.

“He is very well…he is healthy and taking into account the kind of life he had, it is really heartening… he is getting old, he is getting frail but he is absolutely healthy, full of life, spirits high,” Mandela’s wife Graca Machel told [continue reading]

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