- Nelson Mandela's grandson welcomed the election of Ramaphosa as the ANC president
- He called on Ramaphosa to help free hundreds of children from Israeli prisons
- He believes that South Africa still has the power to inspire those around the world
Chief Mandla Mandela, the grandson of South Africa's first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela, has hailed the appointment of Cyril Ramaphosa as the president of the ANC. He believes that with Ramaphosa as president the people of South Africa's hopes and dreams can come true.
Briefly.co.za learned that Mandla wrote an open letter to congratulate Ramaphosa on his victory and called on the newly elected president to help the Palestinian people to free their children who are locked in Israeli prisons.
He affirmed that the Royal House of Mandela would give its support to Ramaphosa in this delicate time in the history of South Africa according to News24.com.
“We do so not only because it is widely known that you were President Nelson Mandela’s first choice to succeed him as leader of our movement but because of your leadership qualities,” he wrote.
Mandla visited the occupied Palestinian territory where he experienced that the people there had a high regard for South Africa and respected the country. He described how young Palestinian children would crowd around them in the streets.
He believes that South Africa still has a reputation as a country which can speak to moral truths and inspire the world.
In his letter, he describes how young teenagers as old as 12-years are being arrested and brutally assaulted by the heavily army Israeli military. An estimated 300 minors are being held prisoner by Israel.
Mandla pleaded with the newly elected president to use his influence to help those children suffering behind bars in Israeli prisons by allowing to be reunited with their families.
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