Mandela Day is celebrated every year on the 18th of July, in honor of Nelson Mandela’s birthday. This year marked the 100th anniversary of this great South African leader, and we were part of a mass event hosted by The Elders in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The Elders is an international non-governmental organisation of public figures (elder statesmen, peace activists, and human rights advocates), who were brought together by Nelson Mandela in 2007. On Mandela Day, The Elders hosted an event, including a mass walk with hundreds of people from Constitution Hill in Johannesburg. The #WalkTogether included some of our youth reporters from Alex FM in Alexandra, Gauteng. They spoke to and interviewed some prominent people along the way, including Jay Naidoo, Bishop Melusi, the General Secretary of SA Council of Churches, and others. Then they joined the crowds to listen to The Elders leaders speak about the legacy that Madiba leaves behind to create a world of freedom, peace and equality.
You can listen to a clip from the Bigger than Life youth reporters from Alex FM about this #WalkTogether event.