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Mandela's: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

09 July 2013, 13:33
The Mandela saga continues to go forward but has begun to lose a lot of its original steam in the past two weeks. The whole thing has just been one media frenzy and premature bated breath after the other and has behaved in some ways like a badly rated TV series that needed a guest appearance from Obama and a spin-off to keep it going. The Mandla burial matter being the case.

But what really annoys me is the constant feed of absolutely nothing. The media seems quite happy with feeding us irrelevant sub stories and trivia akin to updating us on how TV static changes every three or so hours. Its tiresome and has become extremely laborious. So far all anyone has garnered that means absolutely anything in the past month is that Madiba is in hospital in a critical condition. Boom! Next please? Is he okay now or is he getting worse? That's all we want to know, that's all that really matters. I don't really want an update on who came along in what expensive German car, I don't want to know if Mandla picked his nose whilst singing the Russian national anthem and I especially don't give a damn if journo number 75 from the BBC left his parking lights on. Its all just vitriol.

Besides two people, that whole family has made a complete mockery of who they are and of the entire situation. You've got the spoiled brat Mandla running around and whining about burial locations. I really don't think a soul would even care had it not been for the fact that all eyes are on that family right now. Then you have that murdering psycho of an ex-wife Winnie prancing around trying to tender off exclusive funeral rights to the highest bidder. Seriously, no dignity or grace has ever befallen the likes of that woman. The man isn't even dead yet for god sake. Give his name at least an ounce of the respect it deserves if you ever truly cared for him.

Now speaking of grace and dignity there IS actually only one woman who truly shows the respect that Madiba needs at this present time. You all know her, and a lot of us, myself included, have come to respect her. Graca Mandela hasn't really paid much head to the hype nor does she create a spectacle but she does one thing that makes it plain who really is affected by this and that's her constant vigil that she keeps. That woman never ceases to leave her man's side. A faithful wife and heart on the verge breaking, my deepest thoughts are with her.

Here comes the part where I begin to question what on earth is REALLY happening. Its's been over a week since we have heard anything from the hospital Mandela is being "treated" at and so far speculations and theories have started to arise. First everyone assumed that he had died already and that the government tried to hush it all up before Obama's arrival but that theory has a few gaping holes. First of all we know how bad the ANC is at keeping secrets and second of all its highly improbable that any of the staff at that hospital could keep their mouths shut on such a sensitive topic. So is he in a vegetative   state like the family circus claimed a few days ago? or is he well and doing a little better like Graca claims? The truth is I cant be sure of either. Its true that the family's credibility has sunk to a sewerage level these past few weeks but its also unclear if Graca is not simply wishing for the best. I'd take her word for it but assumptions are dangerous.

I do however have to ask WHY we haven't heard anything from anyone. So many possibilities are hinted but nothing has been clear. Its a fact that Mandela is in his 90s and even if he does recover it may not be long until he returns in a worse state. Its just a shame that his imminent death has been treated with such  disdain from both media and his ill-minded family.

If Mandela was able to speak for himself I think each and every individual involved in this media circus and family gravy train would be absolutely ashamed of themselves. The man is an inspiration to this country and if he could say anything about how his final days are being managed do you really think he would be happy with his sign off? 
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