The sign language interpreter who appeared at Nelson Mandela’s memorial and was later exposed as being a fake has been named, and claims he suffered a schizophrenic episode on stage that left him unable to do his job properly. Thamsanqa Jantjie told the Johannesburg Star: “There was nothing I could do. I was alone in a very dangerous situation. I tried to control myself and not show the world what was going on. I am very sorry, it’s the situation I found myself in”. […]
After reading this story I just laid my head down on my desk, sighed and then laughed. MADNESS! Via The Independent The sign language interpreter used by the African National Congress during Nelson Mandela’s memorial service at Johannesburg FNB football stadium yesterday was a fake, it has been claimed today. Bruno Druchen, the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said the unnamed man seen on television next to leaders such as US President Barack Obama “was moving his hands […]
BBC News reports that South African president Jacob Zuma has announced that Nelson Mandela has sadly passed away. He was 95 years old. “Our nation has lost its greatest son,” Mr Zuma said. Rest In Peace Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Freedom fighter.
The Evening Standard reports that Nelson Mandela is expected to be represented by one of his daughters at Margaret Thatcher’s funeral on Wednesday. Former South African leader F W de Klerk will also be in attendance. I am sorry but I’m about to take it there… Thatcher supported South Africa’s evil apartheid regime and called Nelson Mandela a “terrorist”, so I am surprised to read that a member from the Mandela family will actually be in attendance. Apart from Winnie I guess they all have short memories. Rest In […]
It has been confirmed that award-winning British actor Idris Elba will play Nelson Mandela in the up and coming biopic Long Walk To Freedom. The film will chronicle Mandela’s early life and the 27 years he spent in prison. There is no stopping Idris! Congratulations.
Winnie is based on the life of Winnie Mandela will be released in 2011. The film stars Jennifer Hudson who plays Winnie and Terrance Howard plays the former South African leader Nelson Mandela. [Thanks London Diva]
Nelson Mandela’s great-granddaughter Zenani Mandela was killed in a car crash yesterday. The 13 year old was on the way home from the World Cup kick off concert when the accident happened. Johannesburg Metro police spokeswoman Edna Mamonyane disclosed that the driver of the car had been arrested and charged with drunk driving. A spokesperson from The Nelson Mandela Foundation said in a statement that, Nelson Mandela would not attend Friday’s World Cup opening ceremony and game in Johannesburg. Mandela and his […]
Via The Mail Online A singer dubbed the ‘Black Pavarotti’ died yesterday – just over a fortnight before he was due to open the World Cup alongside Nelson Mandela. South African Siphiwo Ntshebe, 34, had been chosen by President Mandela to perform at the World Cup opening ceremony, with his signature anthem entitled Hope. The track even features President Mandela speaking, which is the first time he has lent his voice to a record. Continue Reading….. This is so sad. Rest In […]
This name Mandela is an albatross around the necks of my family. You all must realise that Mandela was not the only man who suffered. There were many others, hundreds who languished in prison and died. Many unsung and unknown heroes of the struggle, and there were others in the leadership too, like poor Steve Biko, who died of the beatings, horribly all alone. Mandela did go to prison and he went in there as a burning young revolutionary. But look what […]
RAPPER Lil Kim and singer Cyndi Lauper both sang Cyndi’s classic 80s hit Time After Time, at Nelson Mandela’s 91st birthday bash concert in New York City this past weekend. I had to stop watching soon after Kim joined in. Was dueting with Lil Kim Cyndi’s idea??? I mean… WHY??????????????????? Poor Nelson. He flew all the way from South Africa and had to sit through that mess. It’s a disgrace! [Thanks Mishal]