Mandela Death Cover Up Due to Coming Election

An approaching election could be the reason for conflicting reports regarding Nelson Mandela's death.
An approaching election could be the reason for conflicting reports regarding Nelson Mandela’s death.

For the past 41 days Nelson Mandela has been in the hospital according to the South African government. Reports continually surface saying that his health has substantially improved, or that he is positively responding to treatment. With an election year coming up in 2014, it is no surprise that the current government would want to keep the waters calm and avoid dealing with Mandela’s death as long as possible.

When we initially broke the story here at the Guardian Express, we received a great deal of criticism for doing so. Because the government has continually given statements contrary to what our sources informed us, people were at first reluctant to believe the truth.

Nelson Mandela would have been 95 today, however as more and more people are beginning to realize, the Nobel Peace Prize winner will not be able to celebrate.

Evidence already suggests that the government has been holding information back from the public throughout the ordeal. It took nearly two weeks for information regarding Mandela’s ambulance ride to the hospital to surface. Fellow Guardian Express author Laura O’Neale also pointed out “the conflicting description of how seriously his health deteriorated, and the miraculous recovery within a period of hours does raise the issue of whether the truth has been told.”

Over the course of the past month, many people have switched their belief. Initially those that reported the beloved world leader was dead received harsh criticism, some even having to pull down their stories as a result of the backlash. However now many people have come to terms with the fact that Nelson Mandela has in fact died.

The reason for the South African government to cover up Nelson Mandela’s death are relatively easy to see. Political gain dominates the reasons for doing so. First with the Obama visiting South Africa, it would have created a security nightmare for the nation to deal with. Others feared that announcing Mandela’s death near a visit from the United States president would have stolen his thunder.

Now with an election coming up in 2014, the ANC is legitimately scared as they attempt to once again hold onto their power.

The ANC is at a crossroads heading into this election. After holding power for nearly 20 years, the African National Congress will face challenges from several new parties which have sprang up.

“My proposal … is that South Africa is not at a crossroad. It is the ANC that is at a crossroads. The ANC is at a crossroads because these past few weeks have seen a series of new parties. The ANC is peeling off because it has been in power for 20 years,” political economist Moeletsi Mbeki said.

Mbeki also questioned what the ANC has actually accomplished during its 20 years in power. Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe supports Mbeki’s position, believing that “vested personal interests” that dominate the actions of the ANC as a reason that they may not be reelected. “If it does not pay attention to the importance of being relevant to the people of South Africa, it will run the risk of losing power,” he followed.

On the day that would have been his 95 birthday, Nelson Mandela is still ‘recovering’ in the hospital according to the government. With new challengers emerging in the upcoming election year, his hospital stay might wind up lasting a few more months before any new announcements are made by the South African government.

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24 Responses to "Mandela Death Cover Up Due to Coming Election"

  1. Shawn   July 22, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    10:00 am, Thursday, 27 June, 2013

  2. corrupt country   July 22, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Every person that works for the government is corrupt, off course they will lie. Why don’t they have pictures of all these people visiting him and saying is alive. Thought they like to be in papers…besides if he is “alive” it won’t be the real Madiba as he has doubles, when last did you see him make a public appearance? And recent pictures, did he go for botox? Let Madiba rest in peace.

    • Andre Visser   August 5, 2013 at 11:36 pm

      As a White South African Male I feel the strain of corruption on every facet of life. The level of corruption in the Energy Regulator, Media Controller, Construction Sector, Liqueur Board, Government Tender Fraud, ZUMA’s Private Residence in Rural Kwazulu Natal Province – u name it! We are talking in MILLIONS of dollars and Corrupt Officials turns a ‘blind eye’ knowing the same will done in return when the favour is called for! The amazing phenomena is the fact that this Government institutes new Laws to protect the Majority Group from a Minority Group! The mind boggles! – and the world stands idly by and applauds everything as a Miracle Happening..

  3. Albie van Loggerenberg   July 21, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    This could very well be true. If he was still alive, wouldn’t it make sense for the Government, ANC or the family to at least have a picture taken of him while in Hospital? This can very easily put an end to all the speculations and stabilize an already shaking public and World Media.

  4. Shawn   July 21, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    You are correct to hilight the inconsistencies of the various reports. Our Govt.are poor fabricators of the truth. Whilst the upcoming elections do have a role to play in the possible concealment of Madiba’s life or death, I am convinced that there are other reasons to be taken into account as well. I wish the writer of this article could have paid more attention to detail.

  5. Dawn Prince   July 21, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Why could Obama not visit Madeba, if he is fine surely they shouldve let him visit, the whole world was wishing him for his birthday….a picture of him acknowledging all these greetings and being happy that the world cares??? Does the family visit him every day? just wondering?

  6. Mike   July 21, 2013 at 11:12 am

    If Madiba is kept alive with machines, surely they are playing God. Why all the hyprocracy? What are they trying to do, lengthening the man’s life or lengthening his suffering. The state SA is in was not his wish nor vision for sure.

  7. Kandas   July 21, 2013 at 9:30 am

    It’s heartbreaking to hear and see all the stories, just let the man be, in peace. and let us remember him for who he was and what he left behind.

  8. Dignity South Africa (@DignitySAfrica)   July 21, 2013 at 2:34 am

    Sorry, correction… that Tutu would lie about something like this.

  9. Dignity South Africa (@DignitySAfrica)   July 21, 2013 at 2:32 am

    What absolute rubbish. Archbishop Desmond Tutu visited Mandela this week and said that although Mandela was asleep, he sat and held his hand. There is no way that Tutu would like about something like this. My theory is that your newspaper made such a gaffe by announcing Mandela dead some weeks ago, that this is the only way you can ‘save face’. Well, guess what… it didn’t work.

  10. Dignity South Africa (@DignitySAfrica)   July 21, 2013 at 2:19 am

    What absolute rubbish! Archbishop Desmond Tutu visited him in hospital this week. He said he was sleeping and that he just sat there and held his hand. There is no way in hell that Tutu would like about something like this. Your newspaper destroyed whatever little credibility it had when it reported Mandela’s death. This is merely an attempt to save face.

  11. flip   July 20, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Tippical of communists racists

  12. Alice Hendriks Boshoff   July 20, 2013 at 5:49 am

    Everybody who is somebody or nobody reports on Madiba’s state of health, except the doctors. How did the ANC silence them?

  13. Hosehead   July 20, 2013 at 3:49 am

    So, what’s news? His communist overlords did the same thing with Leonid Brezhnev and the other living mummies.

  14. girlwithapple   July 20, 2013 at 12:52 am

    I’m from SA, and I would believe they are capable of such lengths..but what if they never find a suitable time to unveil the truth? Will Madiba live on forever, until one day it all blows up into an international scandal?

  15. Barend   July 19, 2013 at 10:31 am

    With the ANC goverment anything is posible..just wonder how long they will keep this a secred ???

  16. SL   July 19, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Vanniekaap Kaap, do you have conclusive evidence that Tata is still alive? No.
    Keah, Who would allow their own father go through this? Where have you been during the court hearings about the millions that his daughters want for themselves?

  17. @ExUnitateVires   July 19, 2013 at 9:55 am

    African mindset is completely removed from European. What may seem hard to believe from European perspectives, is quite normal in Africa. Yes, many of us in SA also believe he is dead.

  18. Berita Drescher   July 19, 2013 at 8:07 am

    It all ties up… takes 40days for embalming……his body was in all probability sneaked out the back of the hospital ….. being covered who knows who the person is? Lots leave the hospital being a heart unit……and taken to 1 Military Hospital who are apperently the only ones who can do the embalming ….. so once embalmed the body can be kept forever……and then when the time suits the ruling party to reveal ….. he will suddenly be gravely ill again and die again.

  19. Keah   July 19, 2013 at 5:30 am

    Really?? Who would allow their own father go through this ?

  20. johanna goosen   July 19, 2013 at 5:06 am

    There is so much Lying, cheating going on in the Sa government one more won!t make a difference

  21. SA   July 19, 2013 at 4:37 am

    I believe he is dead and the SA governoment (ANC) is keeping it from the citizens of SA for political gain and the utter chaos his death would bring to SA and not to mention the greed of his family.

  22. Vanniekaap Kaap   July 19, 2013 at 2:17 am

    Really? So the SA government is keeping Madiba on ice until the next elections? So you guys have conclusive evidence the Tata died? So everyone who visited him are all part of the conspiracy?

    • Melanie   July 19, 2013 at 2:59 am

      lol i dont see how thois could be true!


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