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July 18th, 2009
05:58 PM ET

Mandela Day

Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela! He turns 91 today.

There's a special Mandela Day all-star concert t at radio city msuic hall in New York.

But the former South African President won't be there. He's at home, inspiring others with his birthday wish.

Cedric Suzman was Among those wishing Mandela a happy birthday.
He's with the southern center for international studies and the cousin of the late Helen Suzman, who relentlessly challenged South Africa's apartheid and visited Mandela in jail weekly.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. michael armstrong sr.

    happy birth day george

    July 18, 2009 at 7:19 pm |
  2. Beth

    NM has found the key to peace and enjoys his life. At this bday, so much for him to celebrate. Big Happy Birthday to the man!

    July 19, 2009 at 2:16 am |
  3. Mbota Amani

    The former South African President Nelson Mandela is turning 91 years old! thanks God for all and more years to come.

    Mandela happy birthday remind me about The father of Nation Mwalimu Julius Nyerere (Tanzania) who died ten years ago but without Mwalimu Nyerere Mandela and other were locked in jails! while Mwalimu Nyerere stood upright to fight against aparteid as result Mandela and other commorades came out!

    We need a stable world throughout those heroes together we can stand and say happy birthday Mandela

    July 19, 2009 at 3:11 am |
  4. Troy Martens

    Tata Madiba, as a fellow South African, thank you for all you have done for our Nation you are truelly our father. We love you. Happy birthday!! i doubt i will ever get the opportuninty to meet you, i was born too late. Although it is my greatest wish!!!

    July 20, 2009 at 9:21 am |

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