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South Africa: Mandela’s will worth $4.1 million

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The executors of Nelson Mandela’s estate say he left behind about $4.1 million and that the will’s beneficiaries include his family, members of his staff, schools that he attended and the African National Congress, the liberation movement during white rule that now governs South Africa.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mandela signer admitted to psychiatric hospital

A sign language interpreter during the memorial service at FNB Stadium December 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The interpreter was accused ob December 11, 2013, of being a fake who merely flapped his arms around during speeches. AFP FILE PHOTO

The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial, who said he suffered a schizophrenic episode during the service after being labelled a fraud, has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital, South African media reported Thursday.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mandela statue unveiled in South Africa capital

Helicopters perform a flypast as smoke rises from a gun salute after the unveiling of a 9 metre bronze statue of former South Africa President Nelson Mandela outside Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa on Monday. AP

South Africa has unveiled a gigantic statue of anti-apartheid fighter Nelson Mandela to cheers and singing at the Union Buildings in its capital.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

South Africa buries Mandela

Former South African President Nelson Mandela's casket is taken by military gun carriage to his burial place following his funeral service in Qunu, South Africa, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Odd Andersen, Pool)

Nelson Mandela was buried Sunday in the African ground he loved after a funeral ceremony that included a 21-gun salute and fly-overs by military aircraft as well as a eulogy by a traditional leader wearing an animal skin.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Traditional tribal rituals at Mandela’s funeral

Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla Mandela, right, watches as local chiefs drape the casket of former South African President Nelson Mandela with a lion skin as it arrives at the Mandela residence in Qunu, South Africa, December 14, 2013. AP

An ox is slaughtered, the deceased is wrapped in a lion skin and a family elder keeps talking to the body’s spirit: The state funeral for South Africa’s anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela will also include those rituals from the tradition of the Xhosa people, to whom Mandela’s Thembu clan belongs.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Uncategorized,World | Read More »