Deputy President David Mabuza addressed learners at Nganana High School in Amsterdam, Mpumalanga as part of his #MandelaDay activities. Picture: Jonisayi Maromo/African News Agency (ANA)

Amsterdam - Deputy President David Mabuza on Wednesday led the centenary celebrations of the late former President Nelson Mandela at Amsterdam, in the Mpumalanga province.

Accompanied by senior provincial government authorities, Mabuza arrived at Nganana High School at around 8am, where learners had been keenly awaiting his arrival at their assembly point. 

In a statement, the Presidency said Mabuza's activities for the annual Mandela Day will include addressing the school assembly, as well as the handing over of school uniforms, sanitary towels, sports attire and equipment to the learners, followed by the planting of trees.

"The Nelson Mandela centenary celebrations take place countrywide under the theme “Be the Legacy”, a call that induces all of humanity to accelerate impactful change that fights the inequalities and improves the lives of the people." 

Mabuza is also scheduled to have "an engagement" with older persons of the Mkhondo Local Municipality.

"Deputy President Mabuza will also officiate at the handover ceremony of newly built houses for families that had no decent shelter. Later, the Deputy President will proceed to the community where he will oversee the launch of the mobile App, Satise Silalele App which is meant to strengthen service delivery and deepen public participation," said the Presidency.

President Cyril Ramaphosa was on Wednesday participating in Mandela Day commemorations at Mvezo, Mthatha in the Eastern Cape Province.

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