It’s international Mandela Day, which means South Africans join with the rest of the world to celebrate the life and times of our beloved Tata Madiba. It would have been the great man’s 96th birthday, and even Google is honouring the late former statesman with a beautiful interactive Doodle on its home page.

Nelson Mandela’s life story is one of the most fascinating and powerful stories ever told, and the Doodle commemorates almost the entire story with fly through illustrations of his childhood spent in the village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape, his incarceration at Robben Island in Cape Town, the speech he gave at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg shortly after his release and his passing in December last year, with each illustration featuring some of his most famous inspiring quotes.

Happy birthday Nelson Mandela.

[Image – Google]