Category Archives: MADIBA


Mandela interpreter ‘hospitalised’

The signer at Nelson Mandela’s memorial – accused of making up gestures – has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital, local media report. Thamsanqa Jantjie “might have had a breakdown”,…

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Mandela statue unveiled in Pretoria

A statue of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, has been unveiled in the capital, Pretoria, a day after he was buried. The nine-metre (30ft) bronze statue has been…

Mandela laid to rest

Goodbye Madiba

Nelson Mandela’s body has been laid to rest in a family plot, after political and religious leaders paid tribute to South Africa’s first black president at a state funeral service….


Nelson Mandela’s body flown home

Nelson Mandela’s coffin has been flown to the Eastern Cape region of South Africa for the final leg of the journey to his ancestral home in Qunu. The casket, accompanied…


Crowds defy rain to honour Mandela

Tens of thousands of South Africans have joined dozens of world leaders for the national memorial service for former President Nelson Mandela. The service is being held in front of…


Mandela daughter recalls final hours

Nelson Mandela’s daughter Makaziwe has told the BBC about the “wonderful” final hours of the former president, who died aged 95 last Thursday. Ms Mandela said his wife Graca, the…


S Africa ‘day of prayer’ for Mandela

People in South Africa are taking part in a day of prayer and reflection for Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday. At the Bryanston Methodist church in Johannesburg, President Jacob…


Crowds celebrate Mandela’s life

Vigils are continuing across South Africa as thousands mourn the death of former leader Nelson Mandela. People have been remembering his legacy, dancing and singing in front of Mr Mandela’s…


Mandela: Aids ‘taboo breaker’

Though at first muted in his approach to the issues surrounding HIV/Aids, Nelson Mandela eventually became a dedicated and extremely effective advocate for a more vigorous approach to the disease….

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The evolution of Nelson Mandela

Freedom fighter, statesman, moral compass and South Africa’s symbol of the struggle against racial oppression. That was Nelson Mandela, who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead his country out of…