[gauteng] - #GlobalCitizenFestivalSA: Machel pays emotional tribute to Nelson Mandela

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Johannesburg - "One of the best ways we can celebrate Madiba's centenary and uphold his legacy is for each one of us to commit to do our part in very meaningful ways."

These were the words of late statesman Nelson Mandela's widow and human rights activist Graca Machel, who announced the winner of the inaugural Global Citizen World Leader Prize.

Machel was among the many world leaders, activists, celebrities and dignitaries who celebrated Mandela's centenary and urged citizens to continue taking action to defeat poverty.

Machel expressed joy at seeing thousands of young people taking action and contributing in their own way.

"I am so pleased to see millions of engaged citizens around the world celebrating Madiba and taking action to end extreme poverty," she said....

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