The first democratically elected President of South Africa, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, commonly and affectionately known as “Madiba”, passed away on December 5, 2013 at the age of 95. This December 5th marks the seven year anniversary of President Nelson Mandela’s passing. In what has been a challenging year for the world, we hope that values that defined Nelson Mandela carry the world forward. In that we can keep his memory alive by living his values and continuing with efforts aimed at ensuring that humanity, peace, tolerance, the rule of law, justice and human rights form the cornerstone of our daily lives.

Nelson Mandela's passing was a profound loss, not only for the people of South Africa, but for many across the world. As we commemorate the anniversary of Nelson Mandela's passing, we have an opportunity to think about the profound impact that Madiba has had on all South Africans, both as individuals, a nation and indeed on people around the globe.

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All South Africans, Turkish citizens and the world are urged to honour Nelson Mandela by expanding his legacy. This can be done through creating a tangible difference in the lives of others. We have an opportunity to reflect on how we can continue his legacy and we hope that you take this 5th of December to honour Nelson Mandela and the profound impact he has had on the world.

On 5 December you can also share your memories using the hashtag #RememberMandela

Please tag the South African Embassy on the following accounts:

• Facebook @ "Mzansi Buyuk" or "South African Embassy" page

• Twitter: SA_Embassy Ankara

• Instagram: saembassyankara

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