Cometh the Hour. Cometh the Mandela; Nelson, 91, in Cup History
Byline: MARTIN FRICKER; JEREMY ARMSTRONG
HE inspired millions with his determination to crush apartheid, and tonight Nelson Mandela will be part of another historic moment.
The 91-year-old is guest of honour at the opening ceremony of the first ever World Cup to be played on African soil.
A video message recorded by the former president will be beamed inside the stadium and across the globe.
He will say: "The generosity of the human spirit can overcome all adversity.
"Through compassion and caring we can create hope."
Mandela's voice will also appear over the official World Cup song Hope when it is played inside the stadium. …
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Publication information: Article title: Cometh the Hour. Cometh the Mandela; Nelson, 91, in Cup History. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Mirror (London, England). Publication date: June 11, 2010. Page number: 4. © 2009 MGN LTD. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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