Madiba’s health “slowly improving”

Pretoria – Former President Nelson Mandela’s doctors have told President Jacob Zuma that the former statesman is showing a slow but steady improvement. h was improving steadily, Madiba still remained in a critical condition,” said the Presidency in a statement. Madiba was admitted to the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria on 8 June for a … Continue reading “Madiba’s health “slowly improving””

Kathrada: Madiba “easily relates to everyone”

Johannesburg – As messages of support keep pouring in for former President Nelson Mandela, struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada has shared fond memories of Madiba. Speaking at the Alexander Forbes discussion forum in Sandton – where Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe interacted with businessmen – Kathrada, who also served time as a political prisoner during the apartheid … Continue reading “Kathrada: Madiba “easily relates to everyone””

Zuma cancels Maputo trip after visiting Mandela

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has announced his decision to cancel his visit to Maputo, Mozambique where he was due to attend the SADC Regional Summit on Infrastructure Investment on Thursday. The announcement came after the President visited former President Nelson Mandela in hospital on Wednesday evening at around 10pm. According to the Presidency, Madiba, … Continue reading “Zuma cancels Maputo trip after visiting Mandela”

“Mandela inspires me” – Obama

Pretoria – US President Barack Obama on Wednesday joined millions of people around the world in wishing former South African President Nelson Mandela well on his 94th birthday. “Mandela’s extraordinary life and steadfast commitment to the principles of democracy and reconciliation continues to be a beacon for people of all backgrounds who strive for dignity, … Continue reading ““Mandela inspires me” – Obama”

Once a racist, always a racist – a Thabo “Tman” Kgaile cartoon

  In an interview with US-based news broadcaster, CNN, apartheid’s last president F.W. De Klerk defended the system of apartheid and dividing African people into “homelands”, saying: “But the concept of giving, as the Czechs have it now, and the Slovaks have it, of saying that ethnic unity with one culture with one language can … Continue reading “Once a racist, always a racist – a Thabo “Tman” Kgaile cartoon”

Mandela task team established

Pretoria – Government and media have agreed to establish a task team which will deal with protocols of operations to manage former President Nelson Mandela’s health related issues in the future. The decision was taken during a meeting between government and local and foreign media representatives on Monday. In a statement issued after the meeting, … Continue reading “Mandela task team established”

Mandela released from hospital

Pretoria – Former President Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital following his admission yesterday. “The doctors have decided to send him home as the diagnostic procedure he underwent did not indicate anything seriously wrong with him,” said the Presidency in a statement on Sunday. Earlier, President Jacob Zuma said Madiba was making good progress. … Continue reading “Mandela released from hospital”