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Two years on... South Africa remembers Madiba

Nelson Mandela died at his Houghton home on this day in 2013, at the age of 95.

FILE. New York was the first city he travelled to in the United States after his release from prison in 1990. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN.

NEW YORK - On the second anniversary of his death, former President Nelson Mandela is being remembered here at home and abroad.

New York was the first city he travelled to in the United States after his release from prison in 1990.

Mandela died at his Houghton home on this day in 2013, at the age of 95.

Here at home, his legacy has been widely debated after comments by Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema that Madiba had compromised the Freedom Charter.

In New York, the South African Consulate will host an event to commemorate the former statesman's passing.

Mandela's legacy can still be felt figuratively and literally in the city, where a Ticker-Tape Parade was held for him 20 years ago.

A mural in Brooklyn was put up recently by street artist, made up of words from a lecture Mandela gave at Oxford University in 1997, where he called for peace and social equality.

ANC: REMEMBER MADIBA'S CONTRIBUTION TO DEMOCRACY

African National Congress (ANC) members in Gauteng have called on South Africans to remember the contribution made by Mandela.

A group of members of the Provincial Legislature picketed outside the building on Friday morning, in honour of the ruling party's former leader.

They say recent comments made criticising the former president are unfair and not justified.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says today should be spent saluting Mandela for his contribution to the country.

The ANC says those who criticise Mandela lack understanding.

The party says Mandela remains the spirit of the people of South Africa.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says South Africans enjoy freedom today because of Madiba.

WATCH: Prince Harry concluded his South African tour with the message that although Mandela is missed by many, he won't be forgotten by the world.

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