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Children sing for Mandela's birthday

Monday, July 18, 2011 - 01:14

July 18 - School children in Johannesburg wish anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela a happy 93rd birthday. Travis Brecher reports.

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School children sing happy birthday to mark Nelson Mandela's birthday. On Monday the anti-apartheid icon turned 93. Known by his clan name of Madiba in South Africa - he's been receiving medical care at his home since he was hospitalized at the start of the year for a respiratory disease. In this Johannesburg school students wish him the best. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SCHOOL CHILD, SAYING: "Happy birthday Madiba, I wish you have a nice day and hope all your wishes come true." (SOUNDBITE) (English) SCHOOL CHILD, SAYING: "Happy birthday Mandela, hope you have a nice day." Nelson Mandela retired from public life in 2004. Since then he has rarely appeared in public and when he does he appears increasingly frail. To celebrate his birthday, Mandela's foundation urged people to give up 67 minutes of their time for charity work, to represent Mandela's 67 years of political activism. Travis Brecher, Reuters

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Children sing for Mandela's birthday

Monday, July 18, 2011 - 01:14