Saturday, 18 July 2020 12:47

Watch Live:The 18th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture.

 

The 18th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture will be delivered by United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres on 18 July 2020.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the lecture will, for the first time, be an online-only event, delivered at the UN headquarters in New York City.

This year's Mandela Day lecture will be dedicated to Mandela's late daughter, Zindzi, who died this week. Nelson Mandela would have turned 102 this year. 

Messages and famous Nelson Mandela quotes from various officials have started pouring in ahead of International Mandela Day on Saturday. 

Mandela's birthday - 18 July - has been marked as a day to be selfless, and to live in the late former president's shoes for 67 minutes. 

Each year, South Africans give up some time to commemorate the struggle hero.

The Nelson Mandela Foundation will be hosting a virtual annual lecture that will be live from Johannesburg and the United Nations in New York City.

Antonio Guterres, the secretary-general of the United Nations, will deliver the 18th annual lecture.

Watch Live:The 18th Nelson Mandela Lecture Below:

Courtesy of Nelson Mandela Foundation.