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NEWS: Nelson Mandelas Son Dies.

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posted on Jan, 6 2005 @ 03:49 AM
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Makgatho Mandela has died from an undisclosed illness after being admitted to a Johannesburg hospital in December last year. He was aged 54. Makgatho was Mandela's eldest and only surviving son. One of Mandela's three daughters, Makaziwe Mandela has stated that this is a private family matter.
 



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Former president Nelson Mandela's only surviving son, Makgatho Mandela (54), has died, radio news reports said on Thursday.

Makgatho had been in a critical condition in the Linksfield hospital in Johannesburg for the past few weeks and Mandela had been spending time at his son's bedside.

Last month, spokesperson Maretha Slabbert could not say what illness Makgatho was suffering from, and referred all queries to the former president's daughter, Makaziwe Mandela.



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posted on Jan, 6 2005 @ 05:31 AM
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I cant manage any sympathy for a man that applauds terrorists and killed others in any struggle however righteous it might of been.



posted on Jan, 6 2005 @ 09:12 AM
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Mandela admits son died of Aids

Nelson Mandela's son, Makgatho Mandela, died of Aids, the former president told reporters at his residence in Houghton, Johannesburg, on Thursday.

Surrounded by family members, Mandela said there is no purpose in hiding the illness from which Makgatho had been suffering.

Mandela said he had done the same by telling his fellow prisoners when he suffered from tuberculosis.

Mandela said that talking about such diseases is the only way to stop people "regarding it as extraordinary and for which people will go to hell and not to heaven".

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