Children salute birthday grandpa

Luzuko Pongoma

Luzuko Pongoma

Mohau Mkoatie of Protea Glen Extension 2 in Soweto said: "Thank you for giving us the opportunity to express ourselves. Because of your selfless sacrifices, we have democracy. You are the only adult that truly listens to the youth."

Fakudze Noklunga from Swaziland said: "Thank you for giving young people the chance to change the world. Because of you, the world knows that we will change Africa for the better."

Lerato Lepolesa from Lesotho said: "Madiba, you are an inspiration to all of us in the world."

Brian Sibanda from Zimbabwe said: "Tata Mandela fought for children to be looked after. He understands and cares for disabled children like me."

Mwinde Nkandela from Mozambique said: "Mandela is an inspiration to all children because he loves everyone equally and is the best grandfather."

YoTV presenter Akhumzi Jezile said: "Through his work, Tata Mandela gave children an opportunity to show that they are clever and an essential part of the society."