Graca Machel leads Capetonians on #MandelaDay commemoration walk
More than 200 people are gathered at the Grand Parade overlooking the Cape Town City Hall on Nelson Mandela's birthday.
The event is led by the Elders, a forum of leaders set up by the former statesman 10 years ago.
Twenty-seven years ago Nelson Mandela delivered his first speech from the steps of the Cape Town City Hall after being released from a 27-year jail term.
Nearly three decades later, more than 200 people are gathered at the Grand Parade overlooking the city hall on his birthday.
They’re anxiously waiting for the Elders, a collective of former world leaders.
Machel and the Elders, including former Ireland President Mary Robinson, will lead the crowd on a roughly one-kilometre walk to the Cape Town Convention Centre.
The Elders will on Tuesday launch #WalkTogether, a campaign focused on peace, equality, improving health and security of citizens across the world.