Nelson Mandela 'relaxed, in good spirits'

2012-10-02 22:27

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma visited former president Nelson Mandela at his home in Qunu in the Eastern Cape on Tuesday evening, his office said.

"It is always wonderful to spend time with Madiba, I was able to update him on what is happening in the country. It is wonderful to find him in good spirits and so relaxed.

"I assured him of the love of all South Africans," Zuma said.

"I assure our people that Madiba is in very good health and comfortable and he looks as handsome as ever."

Zuma visited Mandela after opening a school in Libode in the King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality.

The government is replacing 49 mud schools with modern schools as part of an infrastructure roll-out plan.

  • kwagga.daniels - 2012-10-02 22:47

    iam so happy so happy 2 yr tht Mr Madiba is relaxing gud spirit,i thnk he need it much more, - 2012-10-02 22:58

      It was good that you visited him, hopefully some of Madiba's good charisma rubbed off on you.

      ian.flack2 - 2012-10-03 04:40

      It's a good job Madiba is not aware of what is going on then.........

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-10-03 06:17

      Did he recognize Zipper? When he left Madiba asked "Is he that guy in the painting with his ....showing?"

      merven.halo - 2012-10-03 07:36

      "Nelson Mandela 'relaxed, in good spirits" Probably due to all the anti depressants and drugs he's been using to easy the pain that the current ANC is inflicting by their governance.

      michangel.justice - 2012-10-03 08:16

      This is a loud of B(*&SH**** , Using the media to make people believe that madiba is all good.Only fools believe anything or things like these the media still publish. Why dont this anc government just tell the people the truth, but i'm sure a foreign spy will very soon soon tell us whats up, the real status of madiba. They cant hide it forever. Keepin an man alive to save their own a****S, Bob Marley is also in good spirit thats why we hear his music everyday!!!!!,just a happy thought. zuma must and will leave office by december, and so will the da's zelen Zulla.

  • kwagga.daniels - 2012-10-02 22:48

    iam so happy so happy 2 yr tht Mr Madiba is relaxing gud spirit,i thnk he need it much more,

  • roger.hess.14 - 2012-10-02 22:49

    Fully agree, but JM doesn't deserve to be in the same airspace as Madiba.

  • ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-10-02 22:51

    And this is news worthy?

      lezl.vanveuren - 2012-10-03 01:38

      Agree! The most important part of this entire story is the very last paragraph.

      merven.halo - 2012-10-03 07:37

      Yes Lezl, but what is the use if there is no text books?

  • Annelize Buitendach-Roesch - 2012-10-02 23:14

    Mike, your comment is really uncalled for!

  • sj.fourie.56 - 2012-10-02 23:15

    Karabo good one lol

  • sakkiem - 2012-10-02 23:37

    did u tel him you're misusing the taxpayer's money

      merven.halo - 2012-10-03 07:38

      They all did and do, look at their wealthy family members.

  • - 2012-10-02 23:41

    @mike.dufham.7. You do not belong to a forum for adults. You should be singing Little Jack Horner somewhere with your kiddie mates. Your kindergarten logic is indeed shocking for a person who qualifies to have a FB account.

  • beverly.young3 - 2012-10-02 23:44

    From what I hear, the old man is gaga now. I doubt he understood much of what was said to him, he prolly just smiled and nodded his head. One cannot afterall believe a one-sided report.

  • moses.m.masilela - 2012-10-03 00:46

    Zuma is preparing for Mangaung that's why he went there! sis using madiba for your political objectives! you should be ashamed

      merven.halo - 2012-10-03 07:39

      You didn't complain when Juju use dead miners to his advantage.

  • Prince Bird - 2012-10-03 02:06

    Did u tell him that u raped poor woman,building ur house worth 203 m with our tax and u have 700 untried corruption charges. ur son owns mine and does not pay tax and his employees,the other 1 owes 1million to his wedding planner and u married 6 times and have lot of girls with ur kids out there. ur such a laughing stk.

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-10-03 02:33

      @prince.bird:) I guess he forgot to tell him about his stupid e-tolls. Surely, he conveniently forgot to tell him about his planned purchase of 2 billion Rand Jumbo Jet.

  • Prince Bird - 2012-10-03 02:11

    If the so called delegates can read situation they wont vote for Zuma again. Just try us guys and vote for Zuma then u'll know that there's other parties.

  • devon.riley.52 - 2012-10-03 02:23

    Think zuma did this in an attempt to boost his tattered image. Things aren't looking good for him for Manguang. So it's time for a photo opportunity with nelson. Pitty though that the SA that nelson promised us and the one we got since 94 is like chalk & cheese.

  • rallele.ashley - 2012-10-03 04:14

    I wonder wen will he visit presient Mbeki.

      Artinus Hamunyela Kei - 2012-10-03 05:22

      J. Zuma well done by visited Tata Madiba.

  • sam.moloko.9 - 2012-10-03 05:18

    Mandela won't be voting in mangaung, so how does jz use him to get votes? Are some delegates so undecided that they will be swayed by zuma's photo with mandela? Let's not allow our anti-jz leaning to temper too much with our logic.

  • vincent.vinsaint - 2012-10-03 05:45

    What u saw on Tata's left ear wasn't a hearing aid but, a high profile lie detector. Madiba wasn't smiling and laughing because he was impressed! No! Every word u uttered, bip bip bip in his ears! U said u love him...bip bip bip.

  • J.Stephen.Whiteley - 2012-10-03 06:11

    I wonder just how relaxed Madiba was after digesting what Zuma had to tell him! - Kathy

  • Annelize Grobler - 2012-10-03 06:16

    Madiba doesnt know how the ANC is messing up all his good and hard work done....

      beverly.young3 - 2012-10-03 06:59

      Let alone his disfunctional family....I posted before, the old man, from reports via traders who live in his area; he is not quite as bright as he once was. That is okay, he is old and had a hard life. This was simply a token visit anyway, Zuma could report anything and we are expected to believe him.....gaaa

  • tshivhombelaf - 2012-10-03 06:16

    I am glad you never told him about your over R200m homestead renovation in Nkandla, you would have jeopardised his health.

      merven.halo - 2012-10-03 07:40

      Yes, Mandela's son could use the money to enhance his own company.

  • rebecca.pooe - 2012-10-03 06:35

    Madiba im doing very good as a President, i kicked Mbeki out,took another wife, fathered anotherr child,kicked Malema out of the part,killed 34 insurgents,messed up the education system and built a 203m house,i certaintly made it big

      beverly.young3 - 2012-10-03 07:04

      Listen, none of the 'old' cadre are guiltless. I remember being shocked to read that Mandela was worth R60 million in year one, plus minus, after he was released. I remember thinking, that either he saved his jail money, and I know he was given a Merc by Daimler, but sjoe..... I must say, tho, he is the only one who tried to give to charity, as we all know he dontated half his salary to the childrnes fund.

      merven.halo - 2012-10-03 07:42

      @bererly, correct. It is impossible to be a ANC leader and not steal taxpayers' money, it is part of the hidden ANC agenda.

  • nofikathiniskeyi.eunice - 2012-10-03 07:30

    Tata yanga uthixo angasgcinela wena ungumzekelo omhle kwelilizwe ngathi ungangaziva zonke izinto zimbi ndikunqwenelela impilo entle

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-10-03 07:53

    I wonder if they keep all the bad news away from Madiba, because he sure as hell wouldn't be happy if he knows what Zuma is doing to his legacy.

  • tsatsi.golden - 2012-10-03 08:52

    Assure him how corrupt you are

  • lwazi.zibi.7 - 2012-10-03 09:20

    Even the Madiba Magic will not help you at Mangaung JZ... Leave this man in peace...

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-10-03 11:07

      @ lwazi.zibi:)I couldn't agree more with you. Do you still remember after Polokwane debacle at one stage they wanted to drag him out of bed to the stadium to ganner their favourite two third majority. I too say leave the old man older.

  • riaan.roetz - 2012-10-03 11:15

    Not to sound like an unbeliever, but what proof do we have Madiba is still alive? Were are some resent pictures etc. This could all be a cover-up, to keep on riding the gravy-train...and to keep the masses from you know, doing what they do!

  • pyn.appel - 2012-10-03 17:36

    Why have you been lying to Madiba !?!?! You should tell him how you and your caders are stealing the poor's money. How you are upgrading your own house using R205 million and others still stay in shacks ... how your plan to build a new Zumaville that is going to cost billions ... ETC. But I think if you have done that you would have probably gave him a heart attack!

  • nico.dejongh.90 - 2012-10-04 08:42

    Madiba has tv and knows what's going down. He remains quiet for the truth will cause havoc. The ANC has been hijacked by very greedy criminals. I feel very sorry for him for he must be crying from within. Shame on you 'clever' Zuma.

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