posted on Jul, 2 2013 @ 03:36 AM
So, as I'm sure many of you know, the 94 year old Nelson Mandela has been in the hospital for the past 25 days for a lung infection. Dozens of
journalists have been camping out in front of the hospital waiting for any news on the beloved freedom fighter. But one newspaper - the Guardian
Express (which has no links with the British news paper "The Guardian") - insists that Nelson Mandela already died on the 26th of June...
If the iconic Nelson Mandela died last night, there are speculations that the government and family intitially did not admit the truth because of the
American Present Barack Obama’s upcoming trip to South Africa. President Obama is expected to arrive in South Africa on Friday, and it is an
important event for the country. Announcing the death of Nelson Mandela could overshadow this historic visit.
Source - 26 June 2013
And they are sticking with their story, even though no other news agency dares to follow their example.
The whole world is in an uproar about whether the articles that they’ve read are true, concerning the former South African President and game
changer, Nelson Mandela. The question still remains; is he dead or alive?
Source - 1 July 2013
...The last official update on Mandela from the presidency was announced on Friday, June 28, the same day president Obama arrived in South Africa.
The amount of media attention given to the US president over the weekend superseded reports pertaining to Mandela. This morning after the US president
and his family left South Africa for their planned trip to Tanzania, the South African public is still waiting for President Zuma to provide an update
on the Mandela situation.
Source - 1 July 2013
I'm not really in a position to know whether this is true or not. (I might mention that I live in Pretoria where Mandela is hospitalized). I can't
help but wonder though:
1. There has been little to no news since Mandela has been hospitalized. The only updates are "his status is critical" or "he is improving" a day or
two later. And then back to the first a day or two after that.
2. No journalists have been allowed inside the hospital (which is understandable). Thus no pictures of Mandela in his hospital bed. Not even one
leaked by a hospital staff member.
3. The Mandela family is involved in a very public "dispute" over where Mandela should be buried, even though he is not dead.
(See also a side story
4. Several of the countries Ministers visited Mandela in hospital on the 24-25th of June. Mandela's lawyer and friend of 60 years has not been to the
hospital to visit him. There was a scheduled visit but was cancelled by his family. Obama whom is currently in the country did not visit Mandela
(which is understandable).
Mandela was a great man, but he is old and he has been suffering with ill health for years now. Thus it would be no surprise if he passed away. It
would however be disturbing if his death was withheld from the world - especially if only for the sake of Obama's visit...
I would be surprised if Mandela is already dead and we didn't know it - but then again the SA government never cease to surprise...
2-7-2013 by Gemwolf because: (no reason given)