Makaziwe visits Mandela in hospital

2013-07-24 13:07

Pretoria - Ailing former president Nelson Mandela's daughter Makaziwe Mandela arrived at the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital, in Pretoria, on Wednesday morning.

She entered through the hospital's Park street entrance at 10:04 without being searched.

Shortly after her arrival, a group of traditional leaders from the North West arrived to deliver messages of support and a bucket of flowers.

Kgosi Madoda Zibi, chairperson of the house of North West traditional leaders, said they hoped to convey a message to the Mandela family.

"We have been mandated by the North West traditional leaders to come and express our well-wishes," Zibi said.

"We just want to thank him for his contribution to the liberation of his country."

Zibi and his delegation were told to place the flowers and a card at the wall outside the facility's Celliers Street entrance, where messages of support had been left over the 47 days Mandela had spent in the hospital.

He was admitted on 8 June with a recurring lung infection.

  • Dennis - 2013-07-24 13:13

    Can she afford the bus fair to get there. Or is a BMW cheaper? Based on there legal aid representation.

      Sandra Rennie - 2013-07-24 13:54

      'Nogal' without being searched ! Well I never ! So basically they are 'keeping Madiba alive' by one family member 'visiting' a day just to keep the general public fully aware that he is still alive ! Ok so whose turn is it tomorrow ? Mandla ? Hope he doesn't spill the beans, he's so angry !

  • Moni Morena - 2013-07-24 13:18

    Lol,,here we go again Makaziwe this Makaziwe that..tell us about Madiba not about the kids please.

  • Makaveli Shakur - 2013-07-24 13:25

    But is it normal for a person to be on life support for 47days?Any Doctors out there?

      Sandra Rennie - 2013-07-24 14:48

      Makaveli Shakur Don't think so ! Never heard of a case like this in my life, but then maybe this is the exception to the rule, for purposes only known by the Mandela family !

      Kgaugelo Mashilo - 2013-07-24 14:56

      i dont think he is still in hospital..... it doesnt matter anyway cos it doesnt affect my life whether he is there or not

      Barbara Volkwyn - 2013-07-24 16:08

      Mandela is on a ventilator to assist with his breathing. Longest time for this was 18 months I believe. His heart & other organs & of course his brain is still very active.

  • Mark Nicholas - 2013-07-24 13:27

    How is this news??????

      Xolile Namane - 2013-07-24 13:33

      It's news because you read and comment on it duhhhhhhh,is it really necessary to point out the obvious?

      Wendy Manamela - 2013-07-24 13:39

      Because you read it...

  • Azande Futhi - 2013-07-24 13:32

    This Makaziwe woman is the controversial character in the Mandela Family. Those characters that have total disregard of peace and privacy.

  • Xolile Namane - 2013-07-24 13:32

    Is she going to switch off life support machines? Scum!

  • Soraya Asmal - 2013-07-24 13:32

    Cutting edge journalism!

  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2013-07-24 13:42

    So?. Can she afford it, seeing how poor they are?.

  • Kenny Kwenamore - 2013-07-24 14:26

    Wasted my ime reading this article not newsworthy

  • ARTFUL DODGER. - 2013-07-24 14:33

    Liberation!!!....the only thing that was liberated, in our Country was total CORRUPTION on a Grand scale, by ZUMA and his bunch of ANC thieves.

  • Wimpy Van Der Westhuizen - 2013-07-24 14:34

    so f ing what

  • Kalahari Kgalagadi Safaris - 2013-07-24 14:42

    Madiba liberated SA so the corrupt zuma and his family can become rich. And the poor gets poorer.

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  • Cina - 2013-07-24 15:18

    The last time we heard that she visited the hospital was how many weeks ago. What a disgrase.

  • John Tex - 2013-07-24 15:21

    She better get home I need my washing done

  • Barbara Volkwyn - 2013-07-24 16:10

    I was on a ventilator for a while so it's not like I'm guessing here. Unfortunate that so many people assume Mandela is dead. He is not.

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