“Where is the Palestinian Mandela?” is a question I have often heard from Israel’s defenders. What they are really asking is: Where is the Palestinian equivalent of Nelson Mandela – a man who, they believe, offered only olive branches and dialogue? Where is the Palestinian version of Mandela, who –[…]
Two of former president Nelson Mandela’s granddaughters and the Nelson Mandela Library Project have teamed up with metals mine South32 and the Relate Trust to raise R100m for job creation and youth literature. The project is in honour of what would have been Mandela’s one hundredth year. The drive to[…]
South Africa celebrates the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth this week with a flagship speech by former US president Barack Obama and an outpouring of memories and tributes to the late anti-apartheid leader. Mandela, who died in 2013, remains a global icon for his long fight against white-minority rule[…]
Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Chief Mandla Zwelivelile Mandela says preparations for his grandfather’s centenary celebrations at Mvezo village, where Nelson Mandela was born, are at an advanced stage. Mandela says the Mvezo Traditional Council and Universal Peace Organization have decided to host celebrations under theme of “Peace” – different to government’s[…]
The uMkhonto we Sizwe Veterans Association (MKMVA) says it will host a series of activities as it celebrates the centenary birthday of its first commander-in-chief Nelson Mandela. The celebrations will take place in the Eastern Cape, Gauteng as well as the Western Cape. Umkhonto we Sizwe was established on 16[…]
The African National Congress (ANC) top six officials will not be attending the former president Nelson Mandela’s Centenary Celebrations build-up events to his centenary celebrations. Meanwhile, the much-anticipated meeting between ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa and President Jacob Zuma is expected to take place this weekend. SABC News has reliably learnt[…]
A grandson of late former president Nelson Mandela, accused of raping an underage girl, also faces an assault charge, according to a report on Sunday. According to Eyewitness News, an assault case was opened at the Norwood police station by a 41-year-old woman, after the grandson allegedly assaulted her earlier[…]
The family of the late president Nelson Mandela was overjoyed on Tuesday as one of his grandchildren, accused of raping a 15-year-old girl, was granted bail. After spending over a week in jail, the 24-year-old father of three, who bears a striking resemblance to his grandfather, flashed a smile at[…]
The bail application of the grandson of former president Nelson Mandela was postponed in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday. Magistrate Pieter du Plessis postponed the matter to next Friday. The 24-year-old man, who may not be named until he has pleaded, was alleged to have raped a 15-year-old girl[…]
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