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SA personalities reflect on Madiba’s legacy

It is music and dancing that make me at peace with the world - Nelson Mandela.

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Wednesday marks five years since the death of South Africa’s first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela.

Mandela, affectionately known as Madiba – passed  away at his Houghton home on December 5, 2013.

Madiba’s centenary was celebrated at the weekend through the Global Citizen festival – where artists from all over the world flocked to the country in remembrance of Mandela’s legacy.

South African personalities are also reflecting on Madiba’s legacy and whether South Africans are being true to his ideals. 

Singer Lerato Molapo, better known as Lira, says there is a lot of work to be done.

"We could do better there's a lot of things that happen that derail us as South Africans, but I think it's really up to the individual. It's not something we can think of collectively even though it is powerful, it really needs to be a transformation or movement within the individual nd that will create a collective impact," she says.

MiCasa's Dr. Duda says living Mandela’s values is a continuous learning cycle and something everyone should aim for.

"We still continue to strive and hope that everyone preaches positive and spreads positive vibes, especially about South Africa."

Meanwhile, Mafikizolo's Theo Kgosinkwe says while there has been progress, it has been slow.

Kgosingwe says the 63 minutes for Mandela - which is always celebrated on his birthday on July 18 – is one of the ways of making sure that his principles are not forgotten.

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