MyNews24 is a user-generated section of The stories here come from users.

Kgomotso Radise
Comments: 11
Article views: 791
Latest Badges:

View all Kgomotso Radise's badges.

Mangaung obscure Madiba's health

19 December 2012, 11:12

Former president Nelson Mandela, 94, was flown to Pretoria from his home in Qunu, in the Eastern Cape last Saturday 08th of December 2012. That was seven if not six days before Mangaung conference would under go. The former wife of Mandela, Winnie Madikizela Mandela was watching Soweto Derby between Kaizer Chiefs & Orlando Pirates soccer match at FNB Stadium on that particularly day and she knew nothing because she was not informed or told by the office of the presidency of any one from GCSI for that matter. These attracted the local and international news reporters, they flocked outside 1 Military Hospital at the Thaba Tshwane Military Base in Pretoria and couple of days he (Mandela) was taken to another hospital rumored to be around Pretoria which is still unknown as of now. Journalists are now speculating about the where about of Nelson Mandela.

The news feeder was only from one source that is the office of the presidency via President Jacob Zuma spokes person Mc Maharaj. Who said “Madiba was treated for recurring lung infection and the team doctors decided to a lung infection before determining when to attend to gallstones which was removed successful.”


Zuma camp won the top six positions outright with large margin why and how did they do it? It is any once guess? Why didn’t they use electronic voting its question for another day? The nation had to be kept in the dark almost half a day, waiting for the ballot paper to be counted manually for the much anticipated ANC top six results.

General Secretary Gwede Mantashe was interviewed in Radio 702 on Redi Tlhabi’s show on 18th December 2012 prior the release of the voters result. Where he (Mantashe) ended his interview by correcting Redi that he is the former general secretary of the ANC [at that time] and he will be the incoming general secretary this afternoon” that is when they release the voters result. And Redi said Mr. Mantashe is so confident enough to say he will be incoming general secretary this afternoon.

A lot can be read and speculation can be made from all of these without answers. For example why did they fly Mandela to Pretoria?  Why the office of presidency swept the Madiba’s health under carpet of which it is of public interest. Was Madiba health really that bad, that he couldn’t be operated in Qunu?

Why do they keep him in the hospital this long surely he misses Qunu his home and the operation was successful? While Mac Maharaj said "There is no crisis, but add that they are in no hurry to send him home just yet, until they are satisfied that he has made sufficient progress." Aren’t they keeping him in the hospital so that should he receives the Mangaung conference result or news the teams doctors will be on stand by to attend to him? Because the nation has mix feelings about the president Jacob Zuma second team. Who is fool whore here?

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Michael Ernest Meder
OUTA on EToll Debr

I really believe Outa is "smoking something" - they are now calling EToll laws unjust and irrational, a far cry from their initial stance of lack of public involvement. Read more...

0 comments 511 views
Submitted by
Monika Rohlwink
Medical Aid for pets versus medic...

I think Malema's statement that people are more willing to take out medical aid for their pets than for their employees is grossly exaggerated.  Read more...

0 comments 316 views
Submitted by
John Stoltz
Madiba versus Malema,....or is it...

Dear Mr Malema, how can you ever make a derogatory remark about our beloved Madiba? Read more...

0 comments 224 views
Submitted by
Thulane Che Trosky637
21 Years later of absolutely noth...

South Africans before 1992 was lead to believe that Nelson Mandela deserved to be serving a life sentence apparently because of his ‘high treason’ case and the apparent acts that he committed before being sentence in the 60’s. Read more...

0 comments 108 views
Submitted by
Joshua Glenny
Ballito Drought Solution

I live in Ballito and I have "made a plan" to reduce my water bill. I have installed 3 x 2200l rain water harvesting tanks. Read more...

0 comments 1201 views
Submitted by
Shelly Bowling
The Oscar Pistorius through the e...

The fact forensics determined OP was on his stumps rather than his prosthetics when he fired the gun is the most significant finding. Read more...

0 comments 593 views


E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

Interactive Advertising Bureau
© 2015 All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.