Zuma visits 'healthy' Nelson Mandela

2012-07-11 21:45

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma visited former president Nelson Mandela at his home in Qunu, in the Eastern Cape, on Wednesday ahead of his 94th birthday.

"It was a delight to see him as always. I was particularly happy that I had an opportunity to give him good wishes for his upcoming birthday," Zuma said in a statement, which was issued by the presidency.

"I also informed him that, as usual, all South Africans are waiting for the 18th [of July], preparing to wish him a happy birthday in every possible way."

Zuma had lunch with Mandela and found him to be in good health, the presidency said.

  • givenmasanabo - 2012-07-11 22:22

    happy early birthday tata .ufana no jesus

  • jojo.jansen - 2012-07-11 23:06

    its so sad that ppl are making such a great man's b/day into a racial thing! We are ALL south africans can't we just stand together for once? Happy birthday to a great man you one in a million and may you see many many more

      Nicorien Le Roux - 2012-07-12 07:03

      Happy birthday Mr Mandela

  • compos.mentis.58 - 2012-07-12 05:30

    Take our politicians: they're a bunch of yo-yos. The presidency is now a cross between a popularity contest and a high school debate, with an encyclopedia of cliches the first prize. ~Saul Bellow

  • sam.moloko.9 - 2012-07-12 07:17

    Anc leader visiting former anc leader. President visiting former president. That's normal and expected

  • hendrick.mokwale - 2012-07-12 07:31

    Best wishes all da way since 1994.@94\r\nHappy 94

  • hendrick.mokwale - 2012-07-12 07:32

    Best wishes all da way since 1994.@94\r\nHappy 94

  • Parlo Damane - 2012-07-12 07:34

    'wishing sum1 to die' dude u need help, may da good lord have mercy on ur soul

      Ntuthuko M Simelane - 2012-07-12 08:30

      David killed Goliath

  • Parlo Damane - 2012-07-12 07:45

    i might not be a JZ fan but what does this article have to do with him running the country. the man was elected by the ANC an if you didnt like their choice you had the opportunity of voting 4 another party. even i disagree with the views of melusi but its surprising to see that majority of white ppl suddenly view Mr Mandela as a hero, keep in mind dat da same ppl viewed him as a terrorist.

  • Nhlakx87 - 2012-07-12 08:35

    Tata long live to you!!!!

  • johnny.mpe - 2012-07-12 09:15

    I'm no politician but I know that pres Zuma is on a mission to erase Xhosa legacy and establish Zulu supremacy over south Africa. King goodwill zwelithini mandated him to restore Zulu supremacy while in the presidency. I love zuma as a person but as a leader he isn't capable at all. Look at the way he treats Mandela legacy and I wonder what he ll say when he's supposed to give mbeki lecture.

      msendi - 2012-07-12 11:08

      You remind me of ganja smokers. Those guys can just create a story about anything…

      sifiso.msimango - 2012-07-12 11:42

      if u dont know what to say, pls shut your big stinking mouth

      sabongam - 2012-07-12 11:55

      You know for sure that Zuma is on a mission to erase the Xhosa legacy and establish Zulu supremacy and this is King Zwelithini's mandate? Wow!!! Please give me some of that Transkei poison you're smoking or whatever it is that you're inhaling.It's people like you who perpetuate this sort of tribalistic drivel. Could you please enlighten us from where you pulled this "conspiracy theory" out of? Firstly, please count how many Ministers who are Xhosa that form part of Zuma's cabinet. Secondly the Eastern Cape is one of Zuma's biggest supporters in the country after KZN. Now, using logic does it make sense that Zuma would be on a mission to destroy the Xhosa legacy? Seriously?

  • sipho.tsotetsi.5 - 2012-07-14 11:50

    Happy birthday Tata Mandela in advance.I'm proud to say you made us proud as a black nation.We're known the whole world today because of you.So many things have changed in our country because you.You sacrified your entire life to save us.We love you Tata as you dedicated your life to us.Today your birthday is celebrated the whole world.God Bless you and we still need you.Enjoy the Big day!HAPPY BIRTHDAY NELSON ROLIHLAHLA MANDELA.

  • samgaf - 2012-07-18 18:43

    94 and still going,and he spent 27yrs in a National Party prison,One wonders how long would he survive if the prisons were like the prisons of today????

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