Good deeds ahead of Mandela's birthday


File image (December 03, 2001). Despite his gruelling schedule and positive diagnosis for prostate cancer, former South African president Nelson Mandela found the time to visit creches and pre-schools to hand out gifts to young children.

Pretoria - President Nelson Mandela is still critical but stable in hospital in Pretoria where he was admitted on the 8th of June.

In a statement released by the Presidency on Monday afternoon, the world was reminded of Mandela&39;s birthday on the 18th of July.

"We must all be able to do something good for humanity on this day, in tribute to our former President’," said President Zuma.

President Zuma thanked all South Africans for keeping the former President and his family in their thoughts and prayers.