Granddaughter visits Mandela in hospital

2013-07-23 14:27

Pretoria - Former president Nelson Mandela's eldest granddaughter Ndileka Mandela visited him on Tuesday in the Pretoria hospital where he is being treated for a lung infection.

She entered the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital around 11:30am and left about an hour later.

Earlier in the day, children from creches in and around Johannesburg sang and prayed for Mandela outside the hospital.

The SA Early Childhood Development Council arranged buses to shuttle the children from five creches to the hospital. Spokesman Teboho Mohapeloa said some of the creches were on the East Rand, in Vosloorus and Kempton Park.

"Our message from the children is: 'Get better, Tata'," he said.

Mabel Godmother Phiri, the principal of one of the creches, said Mandela was a strong man.

"We are here to pray for Mandela and to say Mandela: 'Please stand up. We need you'."

The children and their teachers sang and danced outside the hospital. Some of them held placards reading: "Madiba we love you", and "Get well soon".

Mandela was spending his 45th day in the hospital, where he was admitted on 8 June.

  • Julie Elisabeth Craytor - 2013-07-23 14:32


      Andrew Selous - 2013-07-23 14:50

      cough ,cough,scratch noseZzZzZzZzZzZzzzzzzzzzz

      Silvia Van Eck - 2013-07-23 14:50

      My sentiments exactly!

      Carling Blacklabel - 2013-07-23 15:00

      hahaha, and tomorrow he may even get another visitor!

      Sandra Rennie - 2013-07-23 15:40

      The man's dead and buried !!! Why the devil they carry on with this farce is beyond me !

      Mc Segal - 2013-07-23 16:19

      Aaand how many cubic meters of oxygen did she use up????

      Sean Goldie - 2013-07-23 18:12

      cough ,cough,scratch noseZzZzZzZzZzZzzzzzzzzzz, scratch balls...zzzzzz

  • John Tex - 2013-07-23 14:33

    Ok so that's grand daughter no 107

      Andrew Selous - 2013-07-23 14:51

      Hey!She's royalty by virtue.

  • Muke Matshaba - 2013-07-23 14:34

    Who cares,,,,please report about the man himself not about his kids.

  • Thabo Kgoebane - 2013-07-23 14:48

    I think it's about time this grandchildren use their fathers surnames. If ur Dlamini or Hlongwane pls don't be ashamed to use it. News24 pls report worthy news not to attention seeking extended families.

  • Barbara Volkwyn - 2013-07-23 14:50

    Pretending they bought the flowers themselves meanwhile just collected from the wall outside.

  • Kalahari Kgalagadi Safaris - 2013-07-23 14:50

    Its Randela not Mandela

  • Wonder Shush - 2013-07-23 14:53

    Tata Madiba i wish U speedy recovery, may God the Family Stay strong an believe that God will answer our Prayer

  • hugenote1980 - 2013-07-23 15:11

    What was she wearing? Oh please tell us!!! I'm dying here!!!

  • Nasiefa Jackson Lazarus - 2013-07-23 15:22

    Seriously tired news !!

  • Walter Tgsa - 2013-07-23 15:25

    So bored and tired of that attention seeking (and money hungry...) Mandela lot...

  • Jay Hull - 2013-07-23 15:41

    Let me know when the Pope or the Queen visits him... Sick of this story now, over sensationalized.

  • Hendrik de Villiers - 2013-07-23 15:54

    Bliksem, dit is nou nuus!!! Wat de hel sou ons maak sonder News24???

  • Emmie Strydom - 2013-07-23 15:58

    Ag nee jinne News 24 dit raak nou regtig afgesaag, vir 44dae ekke liewe dag, nee man gee ons nuus oor dinge wat nuuswaardig is

  • Jean-Luc Stanic - 2013-07-23 16:09

    Strange, now that his birthday is over, there is very little talk about Madiba's condition ! This whole saga is actually turning into a mockery and poor Mandela's name is being tarnished by his own family ! Shame on them and may they all be left pennyless once he goes ! They deserve nothing ! They are a disgrace to their father and grand father ! Greed will take you nowhere !

  • Jomo Kgomo - 2013-07-23 16:09

    Pretense never last long, true colors are rapidly coming out really loves Madiba and who never cared!!!! Hahaha "Rainbow Nation" my foot.

      Jean-Luc Stanic - 2013-07-23 16:48

      Jomo, we all love Madiba ! We just hate his money grabbing family !

  • Jean-Luc Stanic - 2013-07-23 16:13

    I love her shades though !

  • Vessela Hobson - 2013-07-23 17:23

    wow! an ill man is in hospital and his granddaughter came to visit him? somebody call Reuters, this is a story indeed!

  • Bongo Bongo - 2013-07-23 17:30

    Holy sh.t! Walking plastic surgery advertisement. What an effed up family.

  • Patricia Dewet - 2013-07-23 22:34

    You delete my comments have way through. Feel sorry for the fathers and husbands of this lot, no acknowledgement of their being part of them.

  • Melissa May Williams - 2013-07-24 08:12

    im tired of hearing about his grandchildren abd children alk they want is Madiba's money and screen time.

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