Freeman Leads Mandela Tributes With Bike Ride

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July 19, 2010 | 7:30am EST

Morgan Freeman led tributes to former South African president Nelson Mandela on his 92nd birthday by joining a group of bikers for a charity road trip across the country.

The ex-leader reached the milestone on Sunday and admirers across the world devoted 67 minutes of their time to good causes to mark the 67 years Mandela spent in politics.

Freeman, who played Mandela on the big screen in Invictus, joined a group of 20 bikers for a road trip from Johannesburg to Cape Town, stopping to take part in community projects along the way including building a fence at an AIDS centre.

And the Hollywood actor vowed to continue his good deeds as a tribute to his hero. He says, “I take it as my connection to Madiba (Mandela). We should do it everyday… We’re trying to head for a world where there’s peace and where we can teach our children about integrity of this vision.”

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