Obama and Madiba won’t meet

By Drum Digital
26 June 2013

US President Barack Obama will not visit Madiba whilst on his first major African visit this week, according to International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane. She was responding to questions at a briefing on US President Barack Obama's visit to South Africa, starting on Friday, report TimesLive. Nkoana-Mashabane said there was no possibility of Obama visiting Mandela in hospital.

TimesLive quoted the minister saying, “Former president Nelson Mandela would be disappointed to hear that life had stopped because he was sick.”

The ailing former statesman is still in hospital for his recurring lung infection.

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