President Zuma visits Madiba

11 July 2012

Photo of: President Jacob Zuma
President Zuma has today, 11 July 2012, paid a visit to former President Nelson Mandela ahead of his birthday at his home in Qunu, Eastern Cape.

Former President Mandela turns 94 years old on the 18th of this month. The President found Madiba in good health and they had lunch together.

"It was a delight to see him as always. I was particularly happy that I had an opportunity to give him good wishes for his upcoming birthday. I also informed him that as usual, all South Africans are waiting for the 18th, preparing to wish him a happy birthday in every possible way." President Zuma said.

President Zuma also conveyed condolences to Madiba following the passing of his cousin Mr Sitshekhetshe Morris Mandela (83).

The President also briefed Madiba on the Nelson Mandela Legacy Bridge he had come to launch it in the area.

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Issued by: The Presidency

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