Tag: nelson mandela

Winnie Mandela lays claim to Madiba’s estate, opening old wound

Winnie Mandela lays claim to Madiba’s estate, opening old wound

| December 19, 2014

(GIN)—Last December, Madiba’s ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and his last wife, Graca Machel, were seen comforting each other in the wake of the statesman’s death. The warmth has cooled, if not frozen over, as Winnie opens a court fight for the estate of the former president, the validity of the will, and the legitimacy of the […]

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Mandela’s last days recalled in ‘assisted dying’ debate

Mandela’s last days recalled in ‘assisted dying’ debate

| July 22, 2014

(GIN)–A contentious debate will take place recently in England’s House of Lords on a subject close to the heart of Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, Desmond Tutu, now an outspoken advocate for a dignified death at life’s end – something he fears was denied to his best friend and collaborator for human rights–Nelson Mandela. Tutu, […]

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Nelson Mandela’s will reveals unpleasant surprise for second wife Winnie

Nelson Mandela’s will reveals unpleasant surprise for second wife Winnie

| February 12, 2014

Family feuds could stall settlement of Nelson Mandela’s estate, estimated at $4.1 million. The family met last week to hear the reading of the will

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Royal family opposes eviction of Graca Machel, Mandela’s third wife

Royal family opposes eviction of Graca Machel, Mandela’s third wife

| January 2, 2014

Graca Machel, third wife of former leader Nelson Mandela, will handle husband Nelson’s affairs, said a spokesman for the AbaThembu royal family.

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Tutu chides ANC for excluding minority whites at Mandela service

Tutu chides ANC for excluding minority whites at Mandela service

| December 24, 2013

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, an activist in the anti-apartheid struggle, said he was dismayed at the “blatant exclusion” of Afrikaners from memorial services for Nelson Mandela.

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Poem in memory of Madiba…

Poem in memory of Madiba…

| December 20, 2013

By Omowale-Ketu Oladuwa—Qunu Qunu /the troublemaking child returns to your earth / Stone’s cry out and the people celebrate his dance of life…

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Mandela: ‘What a mighty good man’

Mandela: ‘What a mighty good man’

| December 19, 2013

If we examine this humble man’s motivation and contributions. Perhaps then we will recognize how fortunate we are to have lived during his time.

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Maya Angelou pens Mandela tribute: ‘His Day Is Done’

Maya Angelou pens Mandela tribute: ‘His Day Is Done’

| December 18, 2013

(GIN)—A video tribute to Nelson Mandela by poetess Maya Angelou is being distributed widely over the Internet. Ms. Angelou reads the poem with deep feeling on the video, which was heard recently on the news show DemocracyNow! The American novelist, in an interview with CBS New York, described meeting Mandela in the 1960s. Mandela and […]

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Honoring Mandela

Honoring Mandela

| December 16, 2013

As the world mourns the passing of South Africa’s first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela, his close friend and political stalwart Tokyo Sexwale says much needs to be done to honor his legacy.

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Unprecedented social media outpouring at Mandela’s passing

Unprecedented social media outpouring at Mandela’s passing

| December 16, 2013

(GIN)—Record numbers of Facebook and Twitter users posted their thoughts and prayers for former South African leader Nelson Mandela and the nation with numbers running in the hundreds of thousands. Poems, videos, prayers and elegies filled the internet ether, before, during and after the state’s memorial service which took place Dec. 10 under heavy rain […]

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