Mandela's memory is fading - Bizos

2013-03-11 10:32
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Johannesburg - Nelson Mandela's close friend, advocate George Bizos, has revealed how the 94-year-old’s memory has faded.

He told Eyewitness News after visiting him just over a week ago that Madiba “was doing okay” but that the former statesman’s memory wasn't what it used to be.

Bizos said that Mandela seemed to have forgotten that some of their mutual friends had died.

“Unfortunately he sometimes forgets that one or two of them had passed on and has a blank face when you tell him that Walter Sisulu and some others are no longer with us.”

Bizos said Mandela was aware of current political events but didn’t comment on them.

“If he was asked ‘What do you think about this or that issue’, his inevitable response was ‘Go ask my president’. He never wanted to second guess his successor.”

Mandela was released from hospital on Sunday after undergoing a routine test over the weekend.

He was said to be recovering at home in Houghton.
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