Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Fury over Zuma\'s \'invading\' visit to Mandela

30 APR 2013 :

The SABC broadcast exclusive footage of ailing former president Nelson Mandela on Monday evening, showing him sitting impassively with a blanket over his legs.

Although the state broadcaster said he was in good health and good spirits, many viewers questioned this on Twitter.

The ANC\'s top leaders visited Mandela at his Houghton home in Johannesburg earlier on Monday. The SABC accompanied the ANC on its visit, tweeting on social networking site Twitter about its exclusive from early afternoon.

\"We had some conversation with him, shook hands, he was smiling,\" Zuma told the SABC. \"He\'s really up and about, [and] stabilised. We are very happy, we think he is fine.\"

SABC news had footage of Mandela sitting in a chair flanked by Zuma, ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, party chairperson Baleka Mbete and his medical team.

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate looked blankly at the camera while everyone around him stood chatting and laughing. This was the first footage of him in many months.

A frail Mandela was seen closing his eyes as someone\'s camera flash light clearly affected his eyes. Mandela is known to have sensitive eyes after years of working in a limestone quarry when he was imprisoned on Robben Island.
News From: http://www.7StarNews.com

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