In remembering the death of former President Nelson Mandela’s three years ago, President Jacob Zuma on Monday reminded all citizens that Mandela left behind a rich legacy of building a dynamic young nation. Mandela, known by his clan name Madiba, passed away on 5 December 2013.
Zuma said Mandela “taught us to unite and to love and respect one another as South Africans. He also taught us to build friendly relations with our neighbours and the international community as a whole”.
According to Zuma the road ahead remains long and full of challenges given the unending economic slowdown globally and locally, and the need to build a better life for and with citizens. “There is indeed a lot more hard work to be done, as we move towards the ideal society he envisaged when he said let there be bread, water and salt for all.
“Today, on the anniversary of Madiba’s sad passing, let us recommit ourselves to unity, and to working together to build our country, regardless of whatever political differences we may have.
“Let us work harder than ever, to make South Africa a success story that generations to come will be proud of.”