South African singer Marah Louw to perform at the Nelson Mandela Centenary Gala Dinner in Glasgow

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The Nelson Mandela Scottish Memorial Foundation (NMSMF) is delighted that one of South Africa’s star singers and friend of Nelson Mandela – MARAH LOUW – will perform at its Centenary Gala fundraising dinner at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow on Friday 24 August 2018.

Brian Filling, NMSMF Chair and Honorary Consul for South Africa said, “We are delighted that Marah can make it to Scotland. It was Marah who sang and danced with Mandela in Glasgow’s George Square in 1993, when Mandela received his Freedom of Glasgow and 8 other UK cities.

“We hope to recall that most special occasion when Mandela ‘danced in the square’ before thousands of well-wishers and anti-apartheid supporters. Marah Louw is one of several celebrity guests who will be present at our Gala Dinner which is our major fundraising event in this special Mandela centenary year.”

Other celebrity guests will include:

  • Cllr Eva Bolander, Lord Provost of Glasgow;
  • Anita Manning, TV Auctioneer;
  • Ms Nomatemba Tambo, South Africa’s High Commissioner;
  • Dave Anderson, Actor & Entertainer; and,
  • David Pratt, Journalist, Photographer and Broadcaster.

Mr Filling added, “The NMSMF’s major early objective is to raise the funds – by public donation – to erect a statue of Mandela in Glasgow, the first city in the world to award him the Freedom of the City, and to do so in the Glasgow street that bears his name, Nelson Mandela Place.”