Africans and indeed people around the world have been praying for the recovery of anti apartheid icon and South African leader, Nelson Mandela amidst reports that he is currently on life support. The 94 year old leader who is oft considered to be the father of South Africa’s democracy has been in the hospital since June 8 due to a recurring lung infection.
His condition has been described as critical by medical officials.
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Meanwhile, to provide an online platform for Mandela fans around the world to connect, Mandela’s grandsons, Ndaba Mandela and Kweku Mandela Amuah recently launched Mandela.is, a social network that allows the kin to honor their grandfather.
In a recent interview with Farai Gundan one of his grandsons, Ndaba Mandela said:
Conceptually, Mandela.is is about enabling people to understand that like our grandfather, Madiba, we each have the ability to achieve greatness. Technically, it is a platform that connects people with similar interests together and to causes they are passionate about. The platform also inspires people to be active in their communities and to effect change locally. Madiba comes from Qunu, a small village in South Africa. He is an ordinary African man who stood up and fought for what he believed in and this is what made him great…
His grandson, Kweku Mandela Awuah added:
Mandela.is is an extension of what these great South Africans did for our grandfather; our social network aims to show people that they have the same seeds of greatness as Madiba and that they have the ability to effect change in their own way. Mandela.is is the vehicle that links them to organizations, people, institutions and content that they want to be involved with.
According to them, they decided to use technology to connect people because they wanted to build a community of people with a passion for doing good as well as build communities around different causes so that they can support and engage each other and use it to broadcast and share their causes.
Here is a screenshot of Mandela.is. Visit www.mandela.is and leave a note of support for the iconic leader.