posted at 19:00
Author Name: Kristen van Schie
Vuvuzelas, silence to mark one year since death of Mandela
Bells, hooters, vuvuzelas and sirens will chime, honk, blow and wail for three minutes and seven seconds - followed by three minutes of silence: a six-minute and seven-second dedication to Mandela's 67 years of public service. A long list of other events were set to take place into the weekend and beyond dedicated to Mandela, including motorcycle rides and performances. Fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu called on South Africans to emulate Mandela's example in a statement to mark the anniversary. "Our obligation to Madiba is to continue to build the society he envisaged, to follow his example," Tutu said, referring to Mandela by his clan name. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the three-minute moment of silence at 0800 GMT, followed by a friendly cricket match, dubbed the Mandela Legacy Cup, between South Africa's national rugby and cricket teams at 1300 GMT. At the weekend, artists and performers will hold centre stage at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, which has launched an exhibition in honour of the life and work of its namesake. A five-kilometre Nelson Mandela Remembrance Walk will be held in Pretoria on December 13, passing some of the city's historic landmarks, including the Union Buildings, South Africa's seat of government. His one-time jailer FW de Klerk, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Mandela in 1993, called on South Africans to honour his legacy. "Although Nelson Mandela is no longer physically with us his legacy remains to guide us," he said in a statement marking the anniversary.

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