Nelson Mandela: Reports of Death, Burial and Cover-up by South African Government

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South Africa – Since June 8 when Nelson Mandela was admitted to the hospital with a recurring lung infection, there have been wide spread media reports about his health, death, burial and cover up by the South African Government.

During 2011, Nelson Mandela was admitted to the hospital for acute respiratory infection. Thereafter, Mandela was admitted to the hospital several times over the last two years with the same recurring lung infection.

During that same year, Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Mandla, exhumed the remains of his three buried children from Qunu and were reburied in Mvezo, the birthplace of the extraordinary man and former president of South Africa.

From June 8 until June 22, the government and the Mandela family reported his condition as being critical but stable. The media reported that he was on life support and at times remained unresponsive to treatment. It was on June 22 when the first details about the ambulance saga were made public. There were reports of agony and time wasted getting the critically ill Mandela to the hospital, and indications of cardiac problems persisted.

The withholding of this information from the public indicates that the ANC government has an impact on the media and reporting.
The widespread public interest about Nelson Mandela has never been as great, nor the facts more distorted, then they have been over the last week. 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. Several mentions of downplaying his health issues while the American president, Barrack Obama, visited South Africa became probable.

Overseas reporting of his death followed by the withdrawal of their statements, raised questions last week when the story of how the ANC government planned to cover up the death, due to the high profile visit from the US president and the security nightmare it would create for the country.

The fact that the government does hold information from the media is a major concern regarding the trustworthiness of the ANC. Reports maintaining that members of the Mandela family are not impressed with the corrupt leaders emerged this weekend, and reflect on the reliability of the government.
The burial statements and rights about where to bury Nelson Mandela are not only unpleasant, they tarnish the reputation of a great man. This burial war raging within the family, gives the world an indication of just how much the exceptional values of Nelson Mandela are not respected by his own kind.

The last official update on Mandela from the presidency was announced on Friday, June 28, the same day president Obama arrived in South Africa. The amount of media attention given to the US president over the weekend superseded reports pertaining to Mandela. This morning after the US president and his family left South Africa for their planned trip to Tanzania, the South African public is still waiting for President Zuma to provide an update on the Mandela situation.

The fact that the South African government does not tell the truth, and withholds information is obvious. It is to this degree that the death, burial, and cover up story about Nelson Mandela is withheld from the public, until they decide to make an official announcement.

Written by Laura Oneale

12 Responses to Nelson Mandela: Reports of Death, Burial and Cover-up by South African Government

  1. b December 12, 2013 at 2:03 am

    He did not die he is actually with Elvis

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  2. EMURIA ROZEL December 6, 2013 at 12:14 am

    WE SHALL BE WITH HIM IN SPIRIT
    MAY HIS SOUL REST IN ETERNAL PEACE
    ROZEL@KUMI CAMPUS

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  3. Sean Venter November 22, 2013 at 3:47 am

    When was the last time that anyone has reported or said a thing about Madiba? I last heard that he was still in hospital and that was several months ago. I do question if he is still alive myself. I have great respect for him and feel that as the first black president of our country, he did an amazing job and ran our country with the greatest love and respect for all its people. I think its about time that our current government pulls their fingers out their ………….. and comes clean. What is happening with Madiba? And we want the honest truth

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  4. CLEMENT October 10, 2013 at 7:29 am

    OH SA GOVERMENT AND MADIBA FAMILY WE WANT TO KNOW HOW IS OUR FATHER AND GRANDFATHER’S CONDITION TODAY, WE LOVE AND WE CARE FOR HIM WHY YOU UPSETING,SA PEOPLE BY NOT TELLING THE TRUTH.I PRAY FOR MADIBA NOW AND THEN TO RECOVER BUT THERE IS SOMEPEOPLE WHO KEEPING THE SECRET ABOUT OUR FATHER WHICH IS NOT FARE ENOUGH.YOU MAKE SA PEOPLE FOOLS MAAN.

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  5. lekwas bello July 5, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    is unbelievable,if nelson mandela dies and south africa government and his family member are keeping it secret.nelson mandela is a public figure man,so if he dies he has to be given last respect by all african continent,because of his bravery,so pls open up and let us know what is going on.

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  6. Mike Tours July 3, 2013 at 5:04 am

    Laura Oneale, another poor attempt at sensationalising a story you got plainly wrong. Mandela Lives (albeit critically) but you simply cannot accept the truth and continue to purport the notion of his death and a government coverup.

    The way this story has played out on this site is most telling. First it was was reported by (still unrevealed) sources, that his life support had been turned off, then it turned into a farcical statement about “other media outlets” reporting his death, and now this debacle and it’s insinuations of a government cover-up.

    Can’t you just own up that you got it wrong?

    Or why don’t you, like the previous article on GuardianLv, simply accuse everyone who doesn’t yet believe you silly conspiracy theories of not being able to come to terms with the fact Mandela might be dead?

    Where’s the proof – that’s what you’re supposed to report on.

    This is the worst kind of journalism – you should be ashamed.

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  7. Alimasi July 3, 2013 at 12:44 am

    have been following Laura Oneale, and she is one those obsessed with tarnishing the reputation of South African government and the ANC. Her writing is bias and one sided, she makes claims but with proof to support it (she rely on her poor analytical skill to draw conclusion). In South Africa the media has freedom of expression, beside the SABC they are independent reporters who expresses themselves freely, such Eyewitness News, Talk 702 and many others. Laura Oneale just give up journalism, you’re too bias and obsessed with ruining South Africa reputation as democratic nation.

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  8. Stephen Smith July 3, 2013 at 12:10 am

    The greatest way to show respect for a leader is to follow him. How are we going to follow his examples of humility, regard for others and his tireless work for individual liberty if we keep wanting to marginalise everybody else who do not think or believe like us?

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  9. Truth Teller July 2, 2013 at 6:50 am

    Shame on this paper for sensationalistic reporting and outright lies about Mr. Mandela. Don’t you have more decent ways to boost readership?

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  10. siyabonga July 2, 2013 at 4:09 am

    nelson mandela get well soon we still need you.from twilight children wish you all the best

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