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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Three family graves at the Qunu, Eastern Cape, home of critically ill former president Nelson Mandela had no human remains when they were exhumed earlier this week, a Mthatha undertaker told Sapa on Friday.
Luvuyo Titi said the Mandela family … Read the rest
A group of AbaThembu elders is preparing to fly to Gauteng to assess a critically ill Nelson Mandela and decide “what to do”.
The Times has learnt that at an urgent meeting called by Mandela’s eldest daughter, Makaziwe, at his … Read the rest
The eldest daughter of Nelson Mandela summoned the clan to Qunu to discuss ‘sensitive matters’.
In African tradition it means the end is near and relatives have to discuss if the ailing patient is ready to be “released”.
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As former president Nelson Mandela spends his fourth day in hospital, his home village of Qunu was preparing for throngs of visitors, the Sowetan reported.
Some residents were preparing to turn their homes into home-stay accommodation, as they said there … Read the rest
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.
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visited with Nelson Mandela at his home on Monday to pay her respects to the aging South African icon.
Clinton and a small group flew to the 94-year-old Mandela’s home village of Qunu, … Read the rest
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is to meet with South Africa’s anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela on Monday, the State Department said, hours after her arrival on the latest leg of her Africa tour.
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Former US president Bill Clinton paid former president Nelson Mandela a visit on Tuesday at his home in the Eastern Cape village of Qunu.
A statement from the Clinton Foundation said last week that Clinton would visit Qunu on Tuesday, … Read the rest