Makaziwe Mandela
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Mandela daughter critical of media intrusion

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is responding to touch and is "still there", his eldest daughter Makaziwe said on Thursday after visiting the critically ill anti-apartheid leader in hospital.

Speaking on the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) she admitted her father was in a poor state of health but criticised the way some media outlets had reported the latest developments.

She said she believed there was a "racist element" among many foreign media outlets, asking: "Is it because we are an African country that people just feel they can't respect any laws?"

  • 27 Jun 2013
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