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Mandela Dies At 94! by eksammy(m): 7:47am On Jun 27, 2013
I hope this is not true but if it is....All I can say is 'Adieu...Ikemba Africa'

http://guardianlv.com/2013/06/nelson-mandela-life-support-shut-down-as-respected-humanitarian-dies-age-94/

http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/The+Sunday+Edition/ID/2393962275/

Nelson Mandela Life Support Shut Down as Respected Humanitarian Dies Age 94
Added by Michael Smith on June 26, 2013.
Saved under Breaking News!, Michael Smith, South Africa, World

Nelson Mandela Dead at 94

A reliable source has revealed that Nelson Mandela’s life support machine was shut down and he has died in the hospital aged 94. According to the source, the iconic Mandela died last night while he was still in the hospital for the recurring lung infection that left him in critical condition for several days.

Rumors have flooded the newspapers and the internet with several sources reporting his death days earlier in a cruel attempt to fool the public and to upset the many people who have respect for this great humanitarian. The loss of the great man will be felt across the world.

Earlier today one of our writers, Laura Oneale, wrote an article questioning whether or not Nelson Mandela was still alive. He had been in the hospital 19 days for a recurring lung infection. As speculation surrounding his health continued to grow with many asking whether he was still alive or if, in fact, he had died. Until recently authorities would only confirm that he was on a life support system and remained in a critical condition.

Authorities have confirmed that Nelson Mandela has been taken off his life support machine, adding fuel to the speculation that he had died. Because of this, the rumor has been spreading that Nelson Mandela died last night and that the government and his family have “kept a lid” on the news because of American President Obama’s upcoming trip to South Africa. Obviously, the president’s visit will be overshadowed by the announcement of the Nobel Prize winning Mandela.

The Nobel Prize winning humanitarian Nelson Mandela had his life support shut down after he died last night aged 94 at the end of a long battle with illness that ended with his hospitalization and finally his death. While his health problems started in 2011, it was the summer of this year when his condition worsened.

In February 2011, he was briefly hospitalized with a respiratory infection, attracting international attention. He was then re-hospitalized for a lung infection and gallstone removal in December 2012. After his successful medical procedure in March 2013 did not prevent his lung infection from recurring he was briefly hospitalized in Pretoria.

On June 8, 2013, his lung infection worsened and he was re-hospitalized in Pretoria in a serious condition. After four days, it was reported that he had stabilized and that he remained in a “serious, but stable condition”.

While on his way to the hospital, the ambulance carrying Mandela broke down and was stranded on the roadside for 40 minutes. The South African government was criticized for the incident when it confirmed the report weeks later. President Jacob Zuma protested: “There were seven doctors in the convoy who were in full control of the situation throughout the period. He had expert medical care.”

On June 22, 2013 CBS News reported that Mandela had not opened his eyes in days and that he was unresponsive. The family began discussing just how much medical intervention should be given.

On June 23, 2013 President Jacob Zuma issued a statement saying that Mandela’s condition had become “critical.” Zuma, who was accompanied by the Deputy President of the ANC, Cyril Ramaphosa, met with Mandela’s wife Graca Machel at the hospital in Pretoria and discussed his condition.

On June 25, 2013, Cape Town Archbishop Thabo Makgoba visited Mandela at the hospital and prayed with Graca Machel Mandela “at this hard time of watching and waiting.”

On June 26, 2013, Nelson Mandela was taken off life support after his condition deteriorated further. Sources have said that the 94 year-old Mandela died last night after his life support was shut down.

The Las Vegas Guardian Express writer Laura Oneale also wrote that in Qunu, the home town of Nelson Mandela, his family got together with the elders to discuss specific events surrounding the well-being of Mandela. It has been confirmed that they were talking about highly sensitive issues.

The grandson of Nelson Mandela angrily left the meeting over a disagreement of where the former president was to be buried. Mandela’s daughter, who was seen wearing a red blanket, and other family members were at the gravesite. It has been reported that the “red blanket” is part of a tribal ceremony of the Xhosa. According to Xhosa custom the blanket is used when a family member has died.

Later in the same day, gravediggers arrived at the Mandela burial site.

Sources have confirmed that Nelson Mandela died last night after his life support was shut down and the respected iconic humanitarian has died age 94. Details of the funeral arrangements will be released when they become available.

By Michael Smith

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Re: Mandela Dies At 94! by thorpido(m): 7:53am On Jun 27, 2013
Not confirmed.
Re: Mandela Dies At 94! by Walphem(m): 8:09am On Jun 27, 2013
any confirmation? Surely none!
Re: Mandela Dies At 94! by DJDOLA(m): 8:20am On Jun 27, 2013
MANDELA MANDELA OLOFARA JIYA NITORI OMINIRA CONGRATULATION MANDELA...RIP MANDIBA
 
Re: Mandela Dies At 94! by OliverPin(m): 8:56am On Jun 27, 2013
a true hero
Re: Mandela Dies At 94! by Lordave: 9:17am On Jun 27, 2013
wether im don die or still alive, all I know is RIP Mandela.
Re: Mandela Dies At 94! by m.esther96(f): 9:26am On Jun 27, 2013
RIP Mandela!sad
Re: Mandela Dies At 94! by kolamilan(m): 9:35am On Jun 27, 2013
''While on his way to the hospital, the ambulance carrying
Mandela broke down and was stranded on the roadside for 40
minutes.'' shocked
Re: Mandela Dies At 94! by Chitexs250(m): 9:41am On Jun 27, 2013
They should just allow the hero of Africa to rest

Cos he came he saw and he conquered

God bless My hero
Re: Mandela Dies At 94! by mysticgal(f): 9:57am On Jun 27, 2013
The man don die tire abeg let him be
Re: Mandela Dies At 94! by Abali1(m): 10:26am On Jun 27, 2013
May his soul R I P
Re: Mandela Dies At 94! by nairaman66(m): 10:33am On Jun 27, 2013
At least he should rest.. Too much struggles in the world just now. R.I.P Mandiba!! sad
Re: Mandela Dies At 94! by Dosoq(f): 10:55am On Jun 27, 2013
na wa o,weda na true or false,he lived wel,he has fought a gud fight,we dat still av dis breathe,lets make positive impact
Re: Mandela Dies At 94! by Rooneyboy(m): 11:09am On Jun 27, 2013
Birth and Death are two things we have no power over.

They must surely come sometime in our lives to pay us a visit.

I guess now is the time for the king of Africa.

* Mission Accomplished *
Re: Mandela Dies At 94! by Shy Dare(m): 12:22pm On Jun 27, 2013
Smh, person neva die una dey kill am wit false stories. Big hiss !
Re: Mandela Dies At 94! by Etumgbe(m): 12:28pm On Jun 27, 2013
Confirm before u post. Why u dey wish the big man dead? Any sha R.I.P. in advance
Re: Mandela Dies At 94! by thinksmartalway(m): 12:57pm On Jun 27, 2013
f**k this post!!!

Mandela ain`t dead yet. He is presently on LIFE SUPPORT MACHINE!

you hear that?..LIFE SUPPORT MACHINE!!...simple english
Re: Mandela Dies At 94! by Horus(m): 1:37pm On Jun 27, 2013
Why this lie?,his daughter Makaziwe said he was "still there" and responding to touch.
Re: Mandela Dies At 94! by Namiad(m): 1:43pm On Jun 27, 2013
U made a mark here....may ur soul rest in peace
Re: Mandela Dies At 94! by varrd4real(m): 1:56pm On Jun 27, 2013
so not true
up till dis mornin wen i left home, cnn still said he's in d hospital
biko hapuya dis gist
Re: Mandela Dies At 94! by bisi16(m): 2:10pm On Jun 27, 2013
foolish post. na u kill am? na bad news una dey wan 1st share. steew.pid op

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Re: Mandela Dies At 94! by letenortech: 2:23pm On Jun 27, 2013
this is a Bad News! may his soul rest in perfect peace
Re: Mandela Dies At 94! by chimkaire(f): 2:40pm On Jun 27, 2013
@Op, May God forgive you for announcing a living fellow's death and misleading others. I think some people derive joy in announcing sad news, smh.

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Re: Mandela Dies At 94! by Mustay(m): 3:16pm On Jun 27, 2013
Why are peeps overly excited about this man dying? Let him be please!
Re: Mandela Dies At 94! by chiefololade(m): 4:49pm On Jun 27, 2013
Has he really gone?
Re: Mandela Dies At 94! by BluIvy(f): 5:08pm On Jun 27, 2013
Mandela's condition improves

grin grin cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy
This man continues to punish his doom wishers oo. As if he knows they wish him dead.

http://m.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/27/nelson-mandela-condition-improves

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Re: Mandela Dies At 94! by al-yusra: 5:34pm On Jun 27, 2013
RIP Baba
Re: Mandela Dies At 94! by Nobody: 5:51pm On Jun 27, 2013
Akuko asie !!!. Mandela is not dead.
Re: Mandela Dies At 94! by peacein9ja: 6:12pm On Jun 27, 2013
Mandela Still Critical but ‘Much Better,’ Zuma Says
By DECLAN WALSH and ALAN COWELL
Published: June 27, 2013

JOHANNESBURG — Amid deepening concern about the well-being of Nelson Mandela, President Jacob Zuma said Thursday that doctors had told him the former president’s condition had “improved during the course of the night” and, though he was still critically ill, he was “now stable.”

Mr. Mandela was “much better” than he had been late on Wednesday, Mr. Zuma said — the latest of a series of official and unofficial assessments that have produced a degree of trepidation among South Africans and others that the former president’s condition is steadily worsening.

Underscoring the gravity of the situation, Mr. Mandela’s eldest daughter described his condition as “very critical” and warned that “anything is imminent.”

The statement from Mr. Zuma’s office was a note of reassurance, after many indications that Mr. Mandela, 94, had slid further after almost three weeks in the hospital, where he was initially treated for a lung infection.

The alarms began sounding late on Wednesday when Mr. Zuma abruptly canceled a visit to neighboring Mozambique, and later visited Mr. Mandela in the hospital for the second time in 24 hours. The worries deepened as South African leaders prepared to welcome President Obama on Friday on the second leg of an African tour.

Mr. Mandela’s eldest daughter, Makaziwe, said in a radio interview that her father was in a “very critical condition.”

“Anything is imminent, but I want to emphasize again that it is only God who knows when the time to go is,” she said, adding later: “I won’t lie. It doesn’t look good.”
Re: Mandela Dies At 94! by Nomski0(f): 6:21pm On Jun 27, 2013
In this century....lasting up to 90 years is something. At 94, he should be laid to rest with his family nearby in a place where he's happiest not in a hospital with medics poking him, as a medical student, i consider that to be the best way for a hero to die. Rest in peace Sir, you live on in our hearts.
#RIPMANEDLA
Re: Mandela Dies At 94! by BluIvy(f): 6:41pm On Jun 27, 2013
Nomski0: In this century....lasting up to 90 years is something. At 94, he should be laid to rest with his family nearby in a place where he's happiest not in a hospital with medics poking him, as a medical student, i consider that to be the best way for a hero to die. Rest in peace Sir, you live on in our hearts.
#RIPMANEDLA

Whats wrong with Nigerians? Is this what you do to your elders?Burry them while still alive? Why continue to send condolences when the old man is still alive? Are y'all wicthes or sometin? Repent or you gonna die before the old man.

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