"Maybe it will awaken what he stood for in people, and they will genuinely try to mimic what he did. A galvanising moment… I hope. I think it will get home to at least some that talk is cheap. Action is needed," said Mr Bizos. … [Read more...] about Nelson Mandela death: What now for South Africa?
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Thamsanqa Jantjie, the man vilified around the world as a fake sign language interpreter, has said he feared for the safety of those around him at the Nelson Mandela memorial service on Tuesday, where he says he suffered a schizophrenic episode. … [Read more...] about South Africa’s grief drowned out by interpreter row
His circumcision name was Dalibunga, meaning "founder of the Bunga", the traditional ruling body of the Transkei - the rural area where he was born. "To Xhosa traditionalists, this name is more acceptable than either of my two previous given names," he wrote in his autobiography. However, in South Africa, Mr Mandela was often called by his clan name - Madiba - which South Africans used out of respect. … [Read more...] about Nelson Mandela: Six things you didn’t know
On his 730-acre (295-hectare) farm outside Ventersdorp, Derrick Allem says he has stayed in South Africa because Mr Mandela gave him faith in the future of the country. … [Read more...] about Mandela remembered in Terreblanche stronghold
Makaziwe Mandela told the BBC's Komla Dumor: "Until the last moment he had us, you know... The children were there, the grandchildren were there, Graca was there, so we are always around him and even at the last moment, we were sitting with him on Thursday the whole day." … [Read more...] about Mandela death: Daughter Makaziwe tells of final moments