Mandela mourners fight over food

2013-12-10 16:10
Gallery  |  click on thumbnail to view larger image

Foreign dignitaries arrive for Mandela memorial

From kings and princess to heads of state, Nelson Mandela's memorial was attended by a host of important dignitaries. See the pictures.

kalahari.com

Mbombela - Mourners fought for food and hurled insults outside the Mbombela Stadium on Tuesday where thousands gathered to watch a live broadcast of late President Nelson Mandela's memorial service.

They were heard complaining that they had to get up early to catch buses at 06:00 that ferried them to the stadium free of charge.

“We were told to wake up early to catch a bus to the stadium to mourn our father Nelson Mandela but now they refuse us the food," one mourner said.

Packs of food flew through the air as people grabbed it out of each other's hands.

Sbusiso Zitha told African Eye News Service complained about how the caterers behaved.

“We stood here long and are so hungry. It is better that we force our way to the food," he said.
Others said they would not eat food if they had to take it by force.

AENS was unable to get through the crowd to get comment from the harassed caterers.

The shoving was so intense that one of the vans was nearly pushed over. - African Eye News Service

Friends, colleagues, comrades and family of Nelson Mandela are invited to share their memories and tributes, and to light a candle for him, on his profile at Remembered.co.za.

Read more on:    nelson mandela  |  mbombela
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com 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
266 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/ News
 

'Nobody will die', says Scolari

Luiz Felipe Scolari defended his record as the football-mad nation struggled to absorb the semi-final debacle.

 
 

Latest World Cup multimedia

Neymar suffers fractured vertebra
Obama calls Team USA
Brazil needs to improve if they want to win World Cup - Expert
Nigeria and Algeria both in action tonight
 
Traffic
Lottery
 
  • Thursday Montague Gardens - 12:59 PM
    Road name: Montague Drive Northbound
    SLOW TRAFFIC approaching Racecourse Road
  • Thursday Brackenfell - 12:48 PM
    Road name: N1 Inbound
    ROADWORKS - right lane closed before the Old Oak Road exit - DELAYS from Kraaifontein
 
More traffic reports...
 

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Financial Manager

Cape Town Southern Suburbs
Contract Accountants
R40 000 - R50 000 Per Month

Road Freight Sales Exec (RecruiTech)

Cape Town
RecruiTech
R20 000 - R25 000 Per Month

Contract Administrator

Cape Town CBD
GT Resourcing (Geotech)
R550 000 - R700 000 Per Year

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Lenovo A1000 tablet now R999!

Get the Lenovo A1000 tablet for only R999! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 60% off - clearance sale!

Save up to 60% on appliances, books, electronics, toys, movies and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing deals on books!

Buy 3 books and get the cheapest one free! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing deals on electronics!

Save up to 35% on electronics. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

New gobii smartphones from R999!

Front and rear camera's, dual SIM capability and 200MB of FREE Cell C data every month for 12 months, are just some of the many features on these smartphones. Get yours now! Shop here.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

BlackBerry Curve 9360

The BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphone comes preloaded with Blackberry OS7...

From R1433.00

I'm shopping for:

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You may have a chance to meet with friends or colleagues. You may have obligations that need to be sorted out before you can just...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

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 24.com network.

Settings

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.