Nelson Mandela doing well - chef

2011-12-14 21:57

Johannesburg - Former president Nelson Mandela is doing well, his personal chef said on Wednesday.

Mansdela moved from Johannesburg to Qunu, where he was born, a few days before his 93rd birthday on July 18. 

"He is fine, he is enjoying home in the countryside, he is fine, he is doing very, very well," Xoliswa Ndoyiya told AFP.

Ndoyiya was in Johannesburg to promote her cook book on Mandela's favourite food, entitled Ukutya Kwasekhaya: Tastes from Nelson Mandela's Kitchen.

The anti-apartheid icon first returned to his rural home in June after being discharged from hospital in January for an acute respiratory infection.

At the time he was said to be receiving round-the-clock medical care.

His last public appearence was during the closing ceremony of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in Johannesburg, where he was wheeled in and waved joyfully to the crowd.

Mandela was elected the country's first black president in South Africa's first all-race vote in 1994 and served one term before stepping down in 1999.

  • Chaapo - 2011-12-15 02:15

    I can understand if someone says they do not care. It is lazy journalism at its worst. This is less about Mandela than the promotion of someone's cookbook with the rest of the information padded from past reports. I have nothing against the man but surely there are some more weighty issues that could have been covered instead of a rehash of this article whose only new information is the book promotion?

  • John - 2011-12-15 06:51

    I would be more impressed if his personal doctor had made the statement. But a chef?

  • Warmonger - 2011-12-15 06:56

    The video posted on News24 a short while ago (which was quickly removed for some reason) shows him listening to some screaming girl and her guitar [I felt sorry for the man]. He appeared healty, but is advancing in years. I hope his last day's are peacefull

  • marybailey6769 - 2011-12-16 00:21

    May God Bless you Mr. Nelson Mandela,I am so happy you are doing well, all Praises be to the most High,God Bless you with many more years.Great Man.

      Warmonger - 2011-12-16 09:09

      If you believe in The Almighty then you will also know that one will be Judged for your deeds on earth. Lest we forget (or believe what we are told through propaganda) that people died throught the hand of Mr. Mandela, which he will have to atone for. I respect the man for what he attemted after his release from jail (we was not rabidly mad as that mal-emma thing), and I believe his intentions were good. But go as far as to "bless" him..? Not I.

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