South Africa 5.12.2014 12:42 pm

Safeguard Nelson Mandela’s legacy- Sophie De Bruyn

George Bizos lays a wreath at the statue of Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on 5 December 2014 at the commemoration of the first anniversary of the death of  Madiba. Picture: Christine Vermooten

George Bizos lays a wreath at the statue of Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on 5 December 2014 at the commemoration of the first anniversary of the death of Madiba. Picture: Christine Vermooten

South Africans need to work hard to safeguard the legacy of former president Nelson Mandela, struggle veteran Sophie de Bruyn said on Friday.

“As a nation, let us jealously guard his legacy. Madiba has given us a special place in the world. Let’s follow his example and improve lives of those who are vulnerable in society.”

Mandela had done extraordinary things and taken extraordinary risks because this was what had to be done.

De Bruyn was one of the women who led the 1956 march to the Union Building to protest against the pass laws.

Mandela died at the age of 95 at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg, on December 5 last year.

-Sapa


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