Zambian comedian Chibwe Katebe has been selected to be among 67 comics across the world that will host a special show dubbed ’67 Minutes with Mandela’ in their individual countries at the same time to remember the 67 years that Nelson Mandela, the late leader of South Africa contributed to human rights and freedom.
The show is set to also celebrate Mandela Day which falls on July 18 on the late iconic leader’s birthday.
Katebe as well as comics from other countries will each co-ordinate the shows that will also be streamed live.
The Zambian comedian says he is humbled to be recognized in this manner because Mandela is a huge brand. He says he will work with different people and corporates to ensure Zambia successfully hosts this special event which has an international following.
The comedian has since appealed to the business community and relevant institutions to open doors for the support of this noble cause.
Nelson Mandela gave 67 Years of his life to the struggle of human rights and social justice. The United Nations joins Nelson Mandela Foundation in asking people around the world to devote 67 minutes of their time on July 18th, Mandela Day, to a community action activity. Nelson Mandela International Day was launched in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s birthday on 18 July, 2009 via unanimous decision of the UN General Assembly.
It was inspired by a call Nelson Mandela made a year earlier, for the next generation to take on the burden of leadership in addressing the world’s social injustices when he said that “it is in your hands now”.
It is more than a celebration of Madiba’s life and legacy. It is a global movement to honour his life’s work and act to change the world for the better. The message behind Mandela Day is simple – each individual has the ability and the responsibility to change the world for the better