Nelson Mandela Passing Away Under Wraps Because Of Obama Visit? (Update)

And The Family Needed Time Alone

Nelson Mandela Passing Away Under Wraps Because Of Obama Visit

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” 
― Nelson Mandela

South Africa – several sources, other than online, have confirmed that the great Nelson Mandela has passed away last night. The reasons to keep this under wraps was because the family needed time alone and because of several political issues. The primay issue being that US president Barack Obama will visit South Africa this Friday. The visit could be overshadowed by the passing of Mandela and therefore the family and government agreed not to tell the world just yet. Therefore keeping Nelson Mandela’s passing away under wraps because of Obama’s trip. But we continue to wait for official verification.

Mister Mandela however deserves all the attention he is getting and sweet prayers and condolences. He is an icon, a true inspiring leader and one of the last honest, earnest and tough minds that our digital and virtual world must never forget. Lets remember this great man and share the best gold nuggets of wisdom he left for us:

“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.

―An excerpt from Long Walk to Freedom: Autobiography of Nelson Mandela. For sure Mister Mandela wanted us to remember these wise words and not that his passing away could potentially overshadow the visit of Obama. That’s why he probably would have approved of his family and government keeping this under wraps.

- “I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.

- “I had no epiphany, no singular revelation, no moment of truth, but a steady accumulation of a thousand slights, a thousand indignities and a thousand unremembered moments produced in me an anger, a rebelliousness, a desire to fight the system that imprisoned my people. There was no particular day on which I said, Henceforth I will devote myself to the liberation of my people; instead, I simply found myself doing so, and could not do otherwise.
― An excerpt from Long Walk to Freedom: Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

We must use time creatively, and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.” Let us keep these words ring true in our mind today when we continue with our day and remember Nelson Mandela in our own ways. A tribute that needs to happen, a moment that this great man deserves.

As #Elijah del Rosario tweeted: ”There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. – Nelson Mandela.” A dark day because sadly Mister Mandela has left us. In addition his family had to keep his passing away under wraps because of the possible visit of Obama. Let that not overshadow the greatness that he was. If he has passed from his earthly bonds, RIP Nelson Mandela.

By Georgina Pijttersen

Managing Editor’s note;  The Guardian Express has a reporter living in South Africa.  Her name is Laura Oneale.  The following is her latest communication with our Publisher:

” I want to say my source is highly recommendable but does not want to be named as she would lose her job. She is employed by the government owned TV station. If the paper persists with the story it will uncover the truth that Mandela is dead. Please understand that as soon as the government announces the news the majority of people will take to the streets to mourn his death and the weeping and wailing would be a nightmare, the economy will suffer and the different tribes will make a massive drama about his death. They have different ways of preparing and performing funerals here.

I think some of the bad publicity received is based on jealousy and from support for the Zuma team. And on a lighter note, after he announced that Mandela is improving, the public comments calling him a lair and baring their frustrations at his deceitful manner were far worse than what the Guardian lv received.
Thanks for the support.”


24 Responses to Nelson Mandela Passing Away Under Wraps Because Of Obama Visit? (Update)

  1. Jorg Riemann July 4, 2013 at 5:46 am

    June 4th and Mandela is still alive. What do your sources say now?

    P.S.. Obama’s gone back home so surely they should have announced it according to your crap article?

  2. Stephanie June 29, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Whatever else might have been published on this sight which was not true, sadly this article, I believe, is true.

    As a South African citizen, who knows how this country operates, and who understands what will happen to our country when this news is made public and is confirmed, I understand, but do not agree, why this situation has been handled this way.

    We have lost a great man, we should all try to live by his example, respect what he stood for, celebrate the life he lived, and show his family respect.

  3. RorschachUK June 28, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    From the genius minds that brought you – this is not a real news site, anything you read here is any old bollocks the writers see fit to upload.

    • George W. Fitzgerald June 30, 2013 at 11:57 am

      You link to an article about a television program that happens to include a picture of a church sign with a stupid statement on it.

      And you believe that this was serious?


  4. Jenkem Jones June 28, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    One less murderer in the world.

  5. VD June 27, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    I can belive this, couse our goverment has covered up so many thing from the overseas press. All the crime, murders and rapes that happen here in South Africa. I can well believe that they will use our ex presadent Nelson Mandela’s dead for the benifits. That is the new South Africa for you. A big cover up!

  6. Jorg Riemann June 27, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    You are the lowest, pathetic form of journalism on the planet.

    Instead of apologising when you are wrong you just double down with more creative nonsense.

    SA couldn’t give a flying F over Obama’s visit vs. Mandela’s health.

    Guardian Express reporters pulling “journalism” even lower. D’Bags.

  7. Yoko Oh No! June 27, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    At least Georgina Pijttersen must learn how to write a readable news article.

  8. Mike Tours June 27, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Disgusting ! You should be completely ashame, nothing but headline grabbing of the worst kind. The Mandela family couldn’t give a flying hoot regarding Obamas visit either, this is just rubbish reporting.

  9. V Thompson June 27, 2013 at 9:46 am

    “Several sources”??? Quote them, no one believes you! This is the only online place that is stating he has died. I’ll believe it when I hear it from the President of SA or Mandela’s family. Otherwise shut up. Leave the family and nation alone. Show some RESPECT!!

  10. zama June 27, 2013 at 6:58 am


  11. Cindy Myers June 27, 2013 at 6:53 am

    This website should be closed down immediately. Such garbage should not be allowed to be printed.

  12. Linda June 27, 2013 at 6:43 am

    This is beyond sensationalism. It’s evil. To use a death, any death for personal gain is wrong but to falsify a death is unforgivable. The fact that the person in question is someone so close to million’s of people’s hearts, is inhumane. This journalist and this journal should be out of business.

  13. susan mclaughlin June 27, 2013 at 6:35 am

    what’s the truth? online seems to say that Nelson Mandela has died wheras others say he’s not. can someone confirm? He was a brilliant man & it will be a shame for South Africa to lose such a prominent figure.

  14. Michael D June 27, 2013 at 6:26 am

    In latest news, Guardian express sued …

  15. Abram Mabuza June 27, 2013 at 6:19 am

    there is no such

  16. Dez June 27, 2013 at 6:16 am

    Johannesburg – Former president Nelson Mandela’s condition has improved, the presidency said on Thursday.

    “President Jacob Zuma visited former president Nelson Mandela in hospital in Pretoria today, 27 June, and was informed by the medical team that Madiba’s condition has improved during the course of the night.

    • Jones June 28, 2013 at 9:45 pm

      And you actually believe what the President is telling you Sir?
      Where have you been the past couple of years…certainly not in South Africa.
      You have to understand that the Government will only tell you what THEY want you to hear. Hence the “Secrecy Bill” or has that been forgotten…?
      Nevertheless, let us not hold our breaths in anticipation that Mr. Mandela will return to his place of birth “alive”. Chances are much, much greater he will return to be buried there.

      • Jorg Riemann June 29, 2013 at 4:49 am

        No sh!t Sherlock, he’s 94 odds on him living that much longer are not high. It doesn’t mean that he’s on ice waiting for Obama to go. Best you go put your tinfoil hat back on, or investigate a crop circle.

  17. Dez June 27, 2013 at 6:13 am

    This is not true. Stop making up stories. We live in South Africa and we are getting updates every half an hour.

  18. kirunaidooKiru Naidoo June 27, 2013 at 6:07 am

    Insensitive rubbish!


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