Dec 5th, 2013
Nelson Mandela, one of the greatest leaders of modern times, passed away Thursday at his home in Johannesburg after a prolonged lung infection. He was 95. South African President Jacob Zuma announced that Mandela, “the founding president of our democratic nation, has departed,” adding tha...
Jul 30th, 2013
The 95-year-old anti-apartheid hero has spent nearly eight weeks in the hospital for treatment for a recurring lung infection. Nelson Mandela – Reuters Former South African President Nelson Mandela remains in a critical condition at a Pretoria hospital but “continues to show improvement,&...
Jul 9th, 2013
As Nelson Mandela lays on his death bed his legacy as the godfather of neo-Apartheid South Africa has been firmly established. Today in South Africa life for many if not most is nearly as precarious and undignified as when Mandela was first inaugurated as President some 20 years ago. So the best way ...
In South Africa
Mar 28th, 2013
(Reuters) – Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital with a recurrence of a lung infection, the government said on Thursday. A statement said the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader was admitted shortly before midnight. It gave no further details other than to s...
In South Africa
Dec 15th, 2012
South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela, has had an operation to remove gallstones, according to a government statement. The operation was successful and Mr Mandela is recovering. Mr Mandela, who is 94, was admitted to hospital last Saturday after suffering a recurrence of a lung i...