South Africa – The Nelson Mandela ‘conspiracy’ lingers on as the world waits for the wrapping up of whether he is dead or alive. At this point, the question is not whether he is dead or alive, but whether he is actually dead or still being kept “alive” by machines that artificially maintain basic bodily functions. On June 8, this year, Nelson Mandela was admitted to a Pretoria hospital and diagnosed with severe respiratory problems. Spending nearly three months in an intensive care unit at the age of 95 is difficult. Sporadic updates from the Government and family members always referred to his condition as critical but stable. During his stay in hospital, various reports were issued regarding Nelson Mandela, his health, his family and his death. Surprisingly, he was released from the hospital on September 2, to “recover” at his Houghton home, where an intensive care unit had been installed.
The flurry of media reports while Mandela remained in hospital gathered momentum and caused people all over the world to reflect on the man’s legacy. Since his departure from hospital, there have been almost no updates in the media regarding his health status. It is almost three months since his recover-at-home plan started and not a blink of news from the government or family. The public interest began to wane. There were two possible answers; he was dead or being kept “alive” on life support. There is no other convincing evidence to support any other reason.
Since his move from hospital to his Houghton home, the South African media have issued no relevant updates on his health matters. Many other Mandela-related topics were published, such as the premiere of the movie “The long walk to freedom” which received extensive coverage. His daughters and other family members were mentioned, but no indication was given as to whether Nelson was alive.
Nelson Mandela is worshiped in a cult trend and remains the heroic prisoner who fought against the apartheid injustices. He will always be remembered as a man who led a country from the brink of a civil war to democracy. The Nelson Mandela legacy will continue as a part of South African history for future generations. His life portrayed as a saint and a man revered and treated like a god. This out of the ordinary following from all around the world remains to this day and his followers want to know the truth. The Mandela name is synonymous with world-renowned leaders and will remain a prominent feature in all media related stories. Thus, the renewed interest has finally sparked the South Africa Media to ask a question regarding his health.
The world focused on his greatness, his contribution to democracy and gave him a platform to become a hero. Nelson Mandela paved the way for his government to lead South Africa in a democratic manner, yet failed to teach them the right true democratic point. After his retirement from public life, Mandela remained a prominent figure in all the current government policies and supported the new leaders. Yet as the years rolled by and the obvious corruption, violent crime levels, and poverty overtook the country, Mandela did not object to their governance. We seem to forget that the iconic Nelson Mandela was once a terrorist too.
While we do not focus on his involvement in bombings and terrorist activities during the struggle, we now recall his life experiences with a new frenzy and evaluate the goodness rather than the evil. Nelson Mandela is and will always remain a key factor for the control of South Africa by the current political party the African National Congress (ANC). As his health deteriorated over the years, the corrupt government was more concerned with pilfering the wealth of the country and establishing extraordinary wealth for themselves and family members. The Mandela family became extremely wealthy. His name became a trademark earning millions for the family. Yes, Nelson Mandela was an icon, a public figure who was regarded as a supreme individual. His worshipers applaud him as a supernatural being. Emphasizing so much attention on one person is not suitable, it creates a frenzy among his followers who become blinded to his natural faults and stay brainwashed into believing what they are told. A typical example would be how Mandela suffered for 27 years in prison. Once freed, the focus on his suffering during those years was blown out of proportion by people. The world forgets there are others, who have suffered worse fates than that, and that Mandela was a murderer, he was no innocent being.
The consequences of revealing the truth and the implications of what the Nelson Mandela demigod creation could create will be an enormous problem for the government, his family and the select few who already know. Nelson Mandela could be hooked up to machines and kept “alive” for years and it will only be for one reason; to keep the ANC in power. With the general elections taking place next year, it would be detrimental to the ANC to announce his death; it would mean a loss of millions of votes.
The Nelson Mandela health conspiracy will linger on until after the next election and the ANC have secured a victory for another five years.
Editorial by Laura Oneale