Tutu: Mandela would be filled with joy

The archbishop is celebrating Mandela Day in Cape Town.

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Archbishop Desmond Tutu says Nelson Mandela's heart will be warm with joy when he looks down on people caring for children.

He celebrated Mandela Day at the V&A Waterfront on Friday where he handed over a refurbished container to the Masande Educare Centre in Khayelitsha.

The day honours former president Nelson Mandela's birthday and the public is urged to give 67 minutes to those less fortunate.

Tutu says we should honour the great example Mandela has set to bring peace to the world especially in places such as Gaza, South Sudan and Syria.

The centre schools 48 children up to the age of seven.

In the Eastern Cape, a visitor's centre and a memorial garden might soon be established at Nelson Mandela's house in Qunu.

It's understood visitors will be able to view his grave site from a distance.

Mandela's daughter Makaziwe Mandela-Amuah spoke to CNN's Robyn Curnow about her father's painful dying days and the future plans the Mandela family have.

"People are starting to make requests asking if we can visit the gravesite but it's too early for us. Give us a year or so."