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South Africa’s former President has turned 95 years today .

Mandela will however spend  his birthday in hospital in Pretoria, as events take place around the world and in South Africa in his honour.

South Africans are being urged to match the former president and anti-apartheid leader’s 67 years of public service with 67 minutes of charitable acts.

Nelson Mandela Marks 95th Birthday

Nelson Mandela Has Turned 95 Years Today

Today Mandela is also marking  15 years  of marriage with his wife  Graca Machel. During the last six weeks Machel has kept a near round-the-clock vigil at her husband’s hospital bedside, leaving to attend Mandela’s charity events or visit their Johannesburg home.

“We make sure we spend time with each other because we were so lonely before. You only live once,” she said

Machel married Mandela in 1998, 12 years after her first husband, Mozambique’s former president Samora Machel, died in a mysterious plane crash.

Meanwhile ,Mr Mandela, who is in critical but stable condition with a recurring lung infection is reported to be improving,according to the presidency.

“President Jacob Zuma wishes the founding father of the nation and first President of a united democratic South Africa, Mr Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, a happy 95th birthday. Madiba remains in hospital in Pretoria but his doctors have confirmed that his health is steadily improving.” said a statement from the presidency