South Africans Believe Nelson Mandela is Dead

Despite Government Assurances That He is Alive

Nelson Mandela Africa Believes He is Dead

While the rest of the world suffer with conflicting stories about the great Nelson Mandela’s health, a lot of Africa appears to believe he is dead already. The internet has been alive with rumours and suppositions and a lot of hostility aimed at those who have declared the humanitarian dead.

We have already printed what we believe to be the truth.

Regardless of whether sources that have declared the 94 year-old Mandela dead or alive are correct, there are a lot of people posting on their facebook walls what they believe to be the truth. And the people who believe the great man is dead don’t just come from Africa, they come from other places as well.

Places like Europe:

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But a lot of people who have posted their condolences and thoughts about the Noble Peace Prize winner’s passing have come from South Africa:

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But there are also a lot of people who still do not believe the great man is dead:

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There has even been a case where a news site, whom we will not name, in the UK posted that Nelson Mandela had died. They had to take the post down shortly afterward because of the backlash.

Regardless of what or who you believe, the issue of Nelson Mandela and his health is a very touchy one. While it seems like a lot of Africa already believe the great man is dead, a huge portion of the world’s population doesn’t. We would like to point out that we have not included posts from people who were being crass or making fun of a very un-funny situation.

The amount of outrage expressed by those who want to believe with all their hearts that one of the greatest men who lived in our lifetime is not dead and is, in fact, recovering is touching, Just as we cannot rage against “the machine” we cannot rage against life and death, it comes to us all. Every family must deal with their loss, or impending loss on their own terms.

The Mandela family are under an enormous amount of stress, probably more than the stress of a beloved family member dying, but in having to perform a very careful dance with the authorities in South Africa, as well as the press who just want to be able to print the truth.

Looking at the tweets and Facebook wall posts, it seems to us that South Africa believes that Nelson Mandela is already dead and no amount of lashing out at those who believe this will alter the fact.

By Michael Smith

United Kingdom

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7 Responses to "South Africans Believe Nelson Mandela is Dead"

  1. Trong Nghiem Nguyen   December 5, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Ek weet dit is pynlik toe hy gesterf het

  2. Trong Nghiem Nguyen   December 5, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Dit is regtig seer om te weet hy gesterf het

  3. Jabu Maseko   August 11, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    what is actually happening now?Is he dead, or is he still alive?We need clarity…I need clarity.I want to mourn and kry klaar!No matter how bad the truth can be, the country needs to know; the world needs to know; I need to know.Today is 11th AUGUST,PLEASE, tell me and tell the world.

  4. Odette   July 12, 2013 at 12:06 am

    I am saddened to see how our beautiful country has become a complete joke. Thoughts of emmigration are brewing. Sad part is, I would miss just about everything about this country and its culture…. but unfortunately our corrupt government will taint those memories :’-(
    I wonder what exactly is being said about SA around the world that we dont even know of? If people actually know the real truth about what is going on here and what we have to endure? Im not trying to be a sorry suzy here, I love my country. Just not the people that run it.
    We need help and I dont mean financial. Whether or not our government will accept it is another question.

    • Odette   July 12, 2013 at 12:08 am

      Madiba’s legacy will live on forever. Its a pity that our government is dragging it through the mud though with what they are doing. Madiba will always be our country’s Tata. RIP Madiba :’-(

  5. Pete Greer   June 30, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Nelson Mandela is deader than dead, they have his rotting body in a freezer and refuse to tell the truth to anyone, including his fellow corrupt politician, ( who knows the truth) known as Barack Hussein Obama .

  6. Werner Geere (@GeereWJ)   June 29, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Protocol probably would not allow a once in a decade visit by the Leader of the First World to be diluted by the Death of the most important leader of the third world.
    The family of the third world leader was probably asked to delay the inevitable for the greater good of politics…


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