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Nelson Mandela's 95th Birthday

July 17, 2013

Today is International #Mandela Day, commemorating Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday. South Africans are being urged to match his 67 years of public service with 67 minutes of charitable acts.
All over #SouthAfrica you will find messages like this. I took the photo in Alexandra township in #Johannesburg where Mandela lived in the 1940s. The mural was painted by local residents outside the house where he stayed.
We went to Alex to speak to people from Mandela's generation for a report compiled by my colleague Karen Allen looking at how different generations view him today. You can hear the radio version here:
You can see the TV version here:
Mandela remains in hospital for his birthday. The latest update is that his health is steadily improving:

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