Johannesburg: According to a survey, former South African President Nelson Mandela’s fight for freedom and human rights has made him one of the most influential people in Africa’s youth. According to a survey conducted across the continent, seven years after his death, Mandela’s legacy continues to attract the youth of Africa. According to the survey conducted among the youth of 14 African countries, 86 percent of people said that their values are relevant even today.
On the eve of Mandela’s birth anniversary, the Edekowitz Family Foundation released the findings of the survey on Friday. The Nelson Mandela Foundation welcomed the findings, stating that Mandela’s stance against inequality is capable of helping Africans in combating Kovid-19 growing in South Africa and the continent. According to the survey, 55 percent of people said that Mandela had the greatest impact on Africa. The survey included 4,200 men and women aged 18 to 24 in Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Mali, Malawi, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Togo, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The Secretary-General of the United Nations will deliver the annual Mandela lecture on Mandela’s birth anniversary on Saturday.