Winnie contests divorce from Mandela

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has claimed in papers filed in the High Court in Mthatha that her divorce from former president Nelson Mandela was fraudulently obtained, the Daily Dispatch reported on Wednesday.

She claimed her marriage certificate was also a fraud and … Read the rest

Mandela mum about systematic murder of whites

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Why would a consummate narcissist snap a “selfie” of himself at the funeral of Nelson Mandela?

How was it that a random gesticulator—and a very cool, creative … Read the rest

Mandela not stable at times

Nelson Mandela’s health is unstable at times but the critically ill South African “icon” has shown “great resilience”, the Presidency said on Saturday, as he spent a 78th day in hospital.

“While at times his condition becomes unstable, the doctors

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Zille rejoices as Mandela’s Victor Verster house becomes national landmark

Nelson Mandela moved into his Victor Verster in 1988. A few year later the world watched in awe as Mandela walked free from Victor Verster prison.

Western Cape premier Helen Zille says: “We’ve heard some really interesting stories about the … Read the rest

Thousands sing ‘Happy Birthday’ for Mandela

Thousands of football-lovers descended on the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria for the first of two Nelson Mandela Football Invitational matches on Sunday.

Before kickoff, the crowd sang “happy birthday Tata” in celebration of Madiba’s oncoming birthday.

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Police patrol Madiba’s Johannesburg home

Former president Nelson Mandela’s home in Houghton was quiet on Wednesday morning, with police cars occasionally patrolling the area as the former statesman remained in a critical condition in a Pretoria hospital.

At around 1.10am three cars and one van … Read the rest

Family hears prayer for Mandela’s ‘peaceful, perfect end’

mandela91Cape Town’s Archbishop on Tuesday led Nelson Mandela’s closest family in a sombre prayer, offering support for his wife and a “peaceful, perfect, end” for a man considered by many to be a living saint.

Bishop Thabo Makgoba visited the … Read the rest

Media speculate amid silence on Mandela’s health

Newspapers speculated on the health of former president Nelson Mandela on Monday morning, more than two days since the last update on his condition was made public.

“Mandela Lockdown”, read The Star newspaper’s front page headline, accompanied by a report … Read the rest

Inauguration Poster Likens Obama to Jesus

Street vendors and souvenir stores across Washington, D.C. are selling posters depicting President Obama as Jesus Christ — and one national news publication called him the “Second Coming.”

The poster, which does not have the official endorsement of the White … Read the rest

Mandela has stopped talking

South African leaders issued assurances about the health of former president Nelson Mandela on Sunday night after the 94 year-old was airlifted to hospital having reportedly stopped speaking amid a deterioration in his condition.

The Sunday Times, a South African … Read the rest