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'Mandela needs to be re-invoked'
‘Mandela needs to be re-invoked...

‘Mandela needs to be re-invoked’

New Delhi – Nelson Mandela, the world’s anti-apartheid icon and South Africa’s first non-white president who died earlier this month, need not just be remembered but re-invoked in context of the times in his country and the world, leading Indian personalities said here. Tribute... read more »

Nelson Mandela memorial interpreter admitted to psychiatric hospital
Nelson Mandela memorial interpreter admi...

Nelson Mandela memorial interpreter admitted to psychiatric hospital

London – The interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s funeral, who was accused of making up sign language, has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital. Thamsanqa Jantjie ‘might have had a breakdown’, his wife Siziwe said. According to the BBC, sign language experts accused him of... read more »

Mandela `long walk` to freedom recreated in shrine
Mandela `long walk` to freedom recreated...

Mandela `long walk` to freedom recreated in shrine

Johannesburg – Former South African President Nelson Mandela’s shrine has been designed with a winding path to recreate his “long walk” to freedom. Architect Greg Straw designed and built Mandela’s final resting place, where he was buried on Sunday, a serene garden at the... read more »

Zuma unveils giant Mandela statue
Jacob Zuma unveils giant Mandela statue

Jacob Zuma unveils giant Mandela statue

 A 9-metre-tall statue of former South African president and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela was unveiled Monday at the seat of government, a day after his tribute-laden funeral capped 10 days of mourning South African President Jacob Zuma unveiled the bronze statue Monday at Union... read more »

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Mandela's statue to be erected at Presidency

Mandela’s statue to be erected at Presidency

Johannesburg – A statue of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, who passed away last week at his residence at the age of 95, will be erected at the Presidency coming Monday, the South... read more »

Mandela’s funeral begins with military procession

Mandela memorial translator branded `fake`

Johannesburg – South African Translators’ Institute (Sati) has claimed that the African National Congress (ANC) was aware about the “dodgy” behavior of the sign language... read more »

South Africa mourns as Mandela lies in state for second day

South Africa mourns as Mandela lies in state for second day

Pretoria –  South Africans will get a second chance Thursday to pay their last respects to Nelson Mandela, a day after his distraught widow joined thousands of mourners at his open... read more »

Mandela's body taken to presidential inauguration site

Mandela’s body taken to presidential inauguration site

Pretoria – The body of former South African president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela was Wednesday brought back to the Union Buildings here after the memorial service held at... read more »

Nelson Mandela ceremony interpreter was 'fake'

Nelson Mandela ceremony interpreter was ‘fake’

The national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa says a man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela’s memorial service, attended by scores of heads of... read more »