SABC News Western Cape

2018-07-08 15:01:24 -


4 months ago

The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation is supporting the Bikers for Mandela Day and Nelson Fo...

The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation is supporting the Bikers for Mandela Day and Nelson Foundation initiative to supply sanitary pads to three million girls across the country. The pads will be delivered to girls who miss school because they cannot afford to buy them. Bikers for Mandela was started by Madiba's former assistant, Zelda la Grange eight years ago. This year's commemoration of Mandela Day celebrates his 67 years of service but also marks 100th anniversary of his birth. The Cape Town rally will assemble on the Grand Parade on Saturday morning and make its way to Paarl, where the ride will conclude outside the Drakenstein Correctional Centre, formerly known as Victor Verster Prison from which Madiba walked to freedom 28 years ago. In Johannesburg on Sunday, bikers will gather at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton before riding to the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Riders can register for either rally, free of charge, and are asked to bring one pack of sanitary pads - or as many as they can afford or carry - for the ride. (Image:Blue Monkey Magazine)