Obama visit up to Mandela family

By Drum Digital
24 June 2013

It is uncertain whether US President Barack Obama who’s making his way to Africa on Wednesday will meet former President Nelson Mandela on his visit to South Africa, according to reports.

IOL reports that these two most famous presidents only met back in 2005 when Madiba was in Washington and thereafter spoke on the phone.

But there has been no face-to-face meeting since Obama was elected president in 2008.

The former South African statesman is in a critical condition in hospital battling a recurring lung infection.

The White House has said it will defer to Mandela's family regarding any meeting.

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