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'Some things are meant to be private' - Twitter reacts to Mandela book being withdrawn

Penguin Random House has withdrawn all copies of the latest book on former President Nelson Mandela's final days. South Africans weigh in on whether or not this was the right decision.

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Book about Mandela's 'last days' withdrawn from circulation

2017-07-24 20:57

A new book describing former president Nelson Mandela’s last moments has been withdrawn from circulation, publisher Penguin Random House South Africa has announced.

Mandla Mandela speaks out against book on his grandfather

2017-07-22 22:30

Chief Mandla Mandela and his family are aggrieved by a book that has shared intimate details of the former president Nelson Mandela’s last moments before his death.

Defence department distances itself from book on Mandela’s ‘last years’

2017-07-22 18:29

The defence department on Saturday distanced itself from a newly-released book detailing the former president Nelson Mandela’s last moments before his death.

Graca Machel threatens to sue Mandela's doctor over book

2017-07-21 12:48

Former president Nelson Mandela’s widow, Graca Machel, has slammed the newly-released book, Mandela’s Last Years, by his doctor Vejay Ramlakan, and is considering legal action.

 

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Graca Machel threatens to sue Mandela's doctor over book on his 'last years'

2017-07-21 12:47

Former president Nelson Mandela’s widow, Graca Machel, has slammed the newly-released book, Mandela’s Last Years, by his doctor Vejay Ramlakan, and is considering legal action.

1000's to walk in Cape Town on Mandela Day

2017-07-18 05:05

Capetonians and global leaders are set to march down the streets of Cape Town to launch a year-long movement aimed at continuing the work Mandela did during his lifetime.

Maharaj lauds political giants Mandela and Tambo

2017-07-05 17:30

Former ANC leaders Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo were men of great humility and leadership, taking full responsibility for their actions, Mac Maharaj has said.

Mandela ordered select cops to infiltrate underworld, court hears

2017-06-30 05:00

Police officers under the instruction of then-President Nelson Mandela infiltrated Cape Town’s underworld in the late 90s, it emerged in the Western Cape High Court this week.

South Africa-born lawyer who defended Mandela dies

2017-06-20 13:16

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has paid tribute to the late Joel Joffe, a South Africa-born human rights lawyer who defended Mandela during a 1960s trial at which the anti-apartheid leader was sentenced to life in prison.

Like Madiba, men must work on themselves

2017-06-11 06:10

As men we must do the hard work of unlearning the culture of patriarchy that binds us and try to emulate Madiba in working on the self and our conscious and subconscious biases, writes Sello Hatang.

Former police commissioner ‘never gave ex-Mandela cop clear mandate’

2017-05-15 21:07

Former national police commissioner George Fivaz has denied failing to properly brief a senior officer former president Nelson Mandela chose to head an elite investigative unit.

Mugabe 'not asleep in meetings, he's protecting eyes', says aide

2017-05-12 06:05

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 93, is not asleep when he closes his eyes for long periods in public events but is resting his eyes from bright lights, his spokesperson says.

Zuma’s birthday highlights South Africa’s disparities – Mandela’s granddaughter

2017-04-28 22:16

Former president Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter, Ndileka Mandela, has sharply criticised President Jacob Zuma, saying she became uncomfortable with the ANC government when she started her foundation in 2014.

Buffalo City ex-mayor in court on fraud charges

2017-04-25 19:10

A former Buffalo City metro mayor, four senior municipal employees and a local lawyer have appeared in the East London Magistrate's Court on fraud charges.

'It was like bleeding through my nails' - controversial artist about latest painting

Artist Ayanda Mabulu has shocked again - this time depicting President Jacob Zuma raping former president Nelson Mandela.

Praising and looting

2017-03-26 13:38

In this extract from his straight-talking and controversial new book, Unmasked, ANC veteran Khulu Mbatha writes that the governing party has lost direction and has become an assemblage of factions poised to defeat one another.

Heritage bound to Winnie’s early life

2017-03-20 14:40

The National Heritage Council SA wants to make the village where Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was born and the church where her marriage to Mandela was blessed in Bizana, a national heritage site

Mandela's 'intuitive' letter that unravelled a plot to murder him

2017-03-17 08:33

A letter penned by former president Nelson Mandela's in 1996 appears to have led to the uncovering of an alleged plot to assassinate him at his 1994 inauguration.

National police intentionally derailed Palazzolo probe - top cop

2017-03-14 12:58

National police purposefully crippled a high-level and top secret investigation into mafioso Vito Palazzolo by blowing the cover of a covert officer, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Was probe into Mandela murder plot purposefully put on ice?

2017-03-11 19:34

Worries about plans to quash an investigation into an alleged plot by police to have former president Nelson Mandela murdered at his inauguration in 1994 were initially expressed more than a decade ago.

Former political prisoners planning Robben Island reunion

2017-01-04 16:39

The Ex-Political Prisoner Association of South Africa says it is going to hold a reunion of apartheid political prisoners on Robben Island.

Madiba’s teachings remain in our memories - ANC

2016-12-05 17:20

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal says that it has recommitted itself to grow the legacy of former president Nelson Mandela.

Madiba’s legacy: A note from Portugal

2016-12-04 06:19

When the greatest political icon of our generation, Nelson Mandela, passed away three years ago this week, I was deeply shocked. The world had lost a leading advocate for democracy and human rights.

WATCH: Zuma washes windows for his 67 minutes on Mandela Day

2017-07-18 17:43

President Jacob Zuma has said South Africans should remember former president Nelson Mandela for his values, sacrifices and what he stood for.

AS IT HAPPENED: 'Step down Zuma,' demands Future of SA conference

2017-07-18 06:45

Civic organisations have gathered at the Conference for the Future of SA in Joburg to discuss the 're-capture' of SA from the 'power elite'.

Tiny tots at Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund party protest against abuse

2017-07-14 17:34

Little ones took to the streets of Johannesburg to say enough is enough, stop abusing women and children.

Nelson Mandela Foundation mourns death of 'Children's Champion'

2017-07-01 15:10

The Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Nelson Mandela Institute for Education and Rural Development have paid tribute to German shipping company owner and philanthropist Peter Krämer as a champion of children in Africa.

Masire 'was instrumental in fight against apartheid in SA'

2017-06-23 13:02

South Africa's High Commission to Botswana, Mdu Lembede, has reportedly said that the late Botswana president Sir Ketumile Masire was instrumental in the fight against apartheid in South Africa.

Like Madiba, men must work on themselves

2017-06-11 06:49

As men we must do the hard work of unlearning the culture of patriarchy that binds us and try to emulate Madiba in working on the self and our conscious and subconscious biases.

Former police commissioner had 'no grudges' against ex-Mandela cop

2017-05-15 18:46

A former national police commissioner, who was asked to appoint an elite presidential investigative unit in 1996, has testified he had nothing against the man that the late Nelson Mandela had hand-picked to head up the unit.

Mandela, Mbeki and 'farce' mafioso probe discussed in court

2017-05-03 16:16

A former high-ranking policeman believes a cop appointed by Nelson Mandela to head up a special investigative unit instead protected mafioso Vito Palazzolo.

Should white people celebrate Freedom Day?

2017-04-27 11:35

The 27th of April marks our country's first post-apartheid elections held on this day in 1994, writes Mondli Zondo.

City of Cape Town wants to honour Mandela with a R3.5m statue

2017-04-17 16:00

The City of Cape Town says it plans to honour former president Nelson Mandela with a R3.5m statue and exhibition at the City Hall.

The Rivonia trialists still standing

2017-04-02 08:10

I knew Ahmed Kathrada as a man who had a heart that never grew tired of noble pursuits. He was one of the youngest and brightest stars in our struggle.

Racism needs a Madiba moment

2017-03-26 06:34

Our politicians seem to be pandering to their own constituencies, ignoring the valid concerns of others. Inclusive, Mandela-style leadership is urgently required, writes Thuli Madonsela.

Heritage bound to Winnie’s early life

2017-03-19 06:02

The National Heritage Council SA wants to make the village where Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was born and the church where her marriage to Mandela was blessed in Bizana, a national heritage site.

Commit to the truth – Achille Mbembe at Kathrada lecture

2017-03-16 21:00

There is no freedom, democracy and accountability without some commitment to the truth, Professor Achille Mbembe has said in a lecture on Ahmed Kathrada and his activism against racism.

Mandela murder plot was 'covered up' - top cop

2017-03-13 12:51

The investigation into a suspected plot by cops to kill former president Nelson Mandela at his 1994 inauguration was "covered up,” Major General Andre Lincoln has testified in the Western Cape High Court.

Nelson Mandela Centenary program, marking 100 years since his birth, to be launched

2017-02-11 12:00

The Nelson Mandela Foundation will on Monday launch the Nelson Mandela Centenary programme to mark 100 years since his birth, as it marked 27 years since he was released from prison.

This is a difficult time for South Africa – Ramaphosa

2016-12-05 22:05

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says although South Africa has made great strides since the adoption of its Constitution twenty years ago there is still a long way to go.

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