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blues fo mandelaBlues for Mandela By Tapfuma Gutsa
 Tapfuma Gutsa’s work is a sculpture that gives credit to the good work of Nelson Mandela who devoted his life to the service of humanity as a human rights lawyer,

blues fo mandelaBlues for Mandela By Tapfuma Gutsa
 Tapfuma Gutsa’s work is a sculpture that gives credit to the good work of Nelson Mandela who devoted his life to the service of humanity as a human rights lawyer, peacemaker, statesman and proponent to the culture of peace and freedom and being the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa.

The 18th of July marks Nelson Mandela International Day; a day to commemorate Mandela’s values and his dedication to the service of humanity, in the fields of conflict resolution, race relations, the promotion and protection of human rights, reconciliation, gender equality and the rights of children and other vulnerable groups, as well as the upliftment of poor and underdeveloped communities. It acknowledges his contribution to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of a culture and of peace throughout the world.
Nelson Mandela Day not only celebrates Nelson Mandela’s life, but it is also a global call to action for people to recognize their ability to have a positive effect on others around them. The day hopes to inspire people to embrace the values that Mandela shared. These values include democracy, freedom, equality, diversity, reconciliation, and respect.