Pretoria - The City of Tshwane council is gearing up to celebrate International Mandela Day where members of the mayoral committee will spread around communities handing over blankets, cleaning and painting homes of the less fortunate, among others.
In preparation for the day ahead, Tshwane Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa and his committee took a bus tour around the City and visited some of the historical sights which are of national value and also retraced the last steps of Mandela in the the capital city.
The tour included a stop at Inkululeko Community Centre in Salvokop, where the mayor and his entourage handed out blankets, beanies and scarves to the children at the centre.
Mokgalapa said Wednesday's tour was a precursor and appreciation of what was to come on Thursday.
"Today's tour of the city was just to abreast ourselves and remind ourselves in terms of the role that our city has played in our democracy."