Schoolchildren sang "Happy Birthday" to the former president during morning assemblies while crowds left flowers and candles outside his Pretoria hospital. Miles away in Kenya, celebs joined in in paying homage to this great son of Africa.
Here are a few;
Nelson K-Nel Muriuki: NELSON MANDELA I salute you.....#IAmMadiba
@WillisRaburu: Happy 95th Birthday #NelsonMandela
KRFU: The Kenyan Rugby Fraternity wishes a happy Birthday to the iconic #NelsonMandela . It's not too late to engage in 67 minutes of selfless service today #IamMadiba Nelson Mandela
@SautiSol: I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself."- Nelson Mandela. Happy 95th Birthday Madiba.
@BasettBuyukah: Happy 95th Birthday, Madiba. Nelson Mandela: he is a quintessential statesman, a lionized hero, a magnanimous leader, a living legend. Amen.
@JoyDoreenBiira: "There is no passion to be found playing small in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." #NelsonMandela
@eriknjoka: "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” - Nelson Mandela ( Glorius day Everyone)