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Zenani reveals she's happy about U2 song for Mandela film

2013-11-27 09:44
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Johannesburg - Former president Nelson Mandela's daughter Zenani is pleased that Irish band U2 has written a special song for the film Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, she said on Tuesday.

"Bono and the band have been supporters of my father and the 46664 campaign for many years," Mandela said in a statement.

She was at the screening of the film at The Ziegfeld Theatre in New York on Monday, "...and I am delighted that they hosted the screening tonight together with Anna Wintour".

Wintour is the editor of American Vogue magazine.

The film's producer Anant Singh thanked Mandela for representing South Africa at the screening.

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"The venue of The Ziegfeld Theatre is of special significance to us and to Zenani as she was with Madiba when he was the guest of honour at the benefit screening of Cry, The Beloved Country for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund which took place there 18 years ago," Singh said.

Actors Idris Elba, who plays Mandela, and Naomie Harris, who plays Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, and the film's director Justin Chadwick were at the screening.

The film will be released in South Africa on Thursday, and in other countries thereafter.

Watch the lyric video for U2's song here:

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