Re: [xmca] Happy 90th Birthday to Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela!

From: Tony Whitson <twhitson who-is-at UDel.Edu>
Date: Fri Jul 18 2008 - 07:55:09 PDT

By an Act of Congress, Mandela has recently been removed from the official
U.S. government's Terrorist Watch List.

(It's true. I did not make that up, regrettably. There are now over one
million names on the list.)

On Fri, 18 Jul 2008, Mary van der Riet wrote:

> Madiba turns 90 today. A huge tent has been erected outside his house in a small village in the Eastern Cape Province of SA, called Qunu. The Provincial Minister of Agriculture has donated 500 goats to the surrounding residents.
> The national TV station is broadcasting live from Robben Island - the prison where Mandela was incarcerated.
> Children are interviewed on TV guessing his age and wishing him happy birthday.
> His picture is in the United Nations. What effect do you think he has had on the world?
> Personally I wish he was 50 years younger so that the world could be affected by him for much longer)
> Mary
> Mary van der Riet; School of Psychology; University of KwaZulu-Natal
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