The Nelson Mandela family has hailed the South African based Malawian Prophet Shepherd Bushiri of Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) for honoring, protecting and living the legacy of Madiba.

During the Mandela day, Bushiri and his wife Mary visited Itireleng Health Centre in Soweto, where they spent 67 minutes interacting with staff members and also making donations comprising of medical equipment to improve their working conditions.

Commending Bushiri, Mandela’s eldest granddaughter Ms Ndileka Mandela what Bushiri did on Thursday, is what her grandfather the late Nelson Mandela would have wanted to be done.

She added that everyone has a responsibility to take care of those who cannot take care of themselves, citing that the burden should not be left on government alone.

“It is not the duty of government a lone to take care of people, but all of us to take care of those who cannot take care of themselves. For what Bushiri and his wife, through the Shepherd Bushiri Foundation have done, we appreciate so much as a family,” she said.

In his speech Bushiri said he will do anything to keep the Madiba legacy.

“Ensuring that our people are free and are able to access quality health service is what Tata Madiba stood for. This is the legacy we should carry. It is a legacy I am carrying. And I will do anything possible to ensure that I do my part in safeguarding it,” said Bushiri.

Each year on July 18, the world is called to spend 67 minutes doing something good for the society in honoring the iconic Madiba.

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