It was a day to remember for Nelson Mandela’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren as they helped celebrate the former South African president’s ninety-second birthday.
While he marked the day at home, elsewhere thousands of locals converged on the village of Mvezo where the iconic leader had been born.
Later South Africa’s current President Jacob Zuma added his good wishes.
“It is not surprising that today we honour him jointly with the world. Sixty seven years of active contribution to a better South Africa has been recognised by the United Nations and is being celebrated as Nelson Mandela Day for the first time this year.”
Throughout the day kings, political leaders and ambassadors from all over the world had sent their own birthday messages to the remarkable Nelson Mandela.