SAOPF praying for Mandela


Owen Kock

Bloemfontein. – As World Elderly Abuse Awareness is commemorated today, the chairperson of the South African Older Persons Forum, Ivy Ketse, says they hold Madiba in their prayers and hope for a speedy recovery as he enters day six of hospitalisation.

She was speaking at the Bloemfontein Physciatric Complex in the City of Roses, where older persons gathered under the theme, strengthening the Protocol on Abuse of Older Persons.

“They must be strong and be grateful for the days he spent with them because there’s a time when the body fails the individual, but they must not lose hope. That old man has done a lot for the country and as older persons, we are with the Mandela family in prayer,” Ketse said.