Articles tagged 'nelson mandela'

War vets switch horses to Chamisa 2 October 2018 HARARE - War veterans in Joice Mujuru's National People's Party (NPP) yesterday took part in the time-honoured Zimbabwean political tradition of switching team jerseys to Nelson Chamisa's MDC Alliance. The war veterans, among them NPP senior officials including national chairperson Dzikamai Ma...
FBI spied on Mandela after prison release 19 July 2018 WASHINGTON - Newly released US intelligence documents showed that the FBI continued to investigate South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela as a potential "communist menace" even after his release from prison in 1990, a Washington-based group which sued to obtain the papers said. Prop...
Night in Mandela's prison cell auctioned 5 July 2018 JOHANNESBURG - An auction is being held in South Africa for the opportunity to spend a night in Nelson Mandela's former prison on Robben Island. A charity is taking bids, opening at $250,000 (£330,000), to allow 67 people to stay overnight in the old maximum-security jail, where the former Sou...
Zim's Don Dada bags award on Mandela song 2 March 2018 HARARE - Viva Mandela, the official 2017 Nelson Mandela Day song composed by South Africa-based hip- hop artiste Don Dada, has been certified gold by the Recording Industry of South Africa (Risa). Risa certifies an album gold after 20 000 copies have been shipped to retailers and platinum afte...
SA has been faithful Mr president! 11 September 2017 HARARE - Government needs to restrain itself from being pushed into a messy relationship with South Africa. Events of the last two weeks or so have raised real fears of plunging Zimbabwe into dangerous waters as rants by President Robert Mugabe and his government’s decision to ban and reverse ...
Sadc must de-escalate Zim-SA row 11 September 2017 HARARE - The increasingly threatening rhetoric between Zimbabwe and South Africa over the legacy of Nelson Mandela — who guided his country from the shackles of apartheid to multi-racial democracy — risks triggering a conflict that could escalate to the annihilation of fragile diplomatic relation...
Buyanga heads Mandela family business 21 August 2017 HARARE - Controversial businessman, Frank Buyanga has been appointed chief executive of South African joint venture firm, House of Mandela and Pan African Medallion group. The company, which counts Nelson Mandela's daughter Makiziwe as one of its directors, this week launched gold-backed $10 P...
Zim rapper releases Mandela Day song 11 July 2017 HARARE - Hip hop artiste Don Dada, who made history in 1993 when he successfully fought for the right to wear dreadlocks at Avondale Primary School, has been given permission by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to compose a song from the late South African icon’s autobiography. The Zimbabwe-born ...
CIA tip-off 'led to Mandela's arrest' 15 May 2016 JOHANNESBURG - Nelson Mandela's arrest in 1962 came as a result of a tip-off from an agent of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), a report says. The revelations, made in the Sunday Times newspaper, are based on an interview with ex-CIA agent Donald Rickard shortly before he died. Mr M...
Row over Mandela's estate escalates 1 December 2014 JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's government has opposed a legal bid by Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to claim ownership of her ex-husband Nelson Mandela's rural home, in an ongoing dispute over his estate. In court papers, Mrs Madikizela-Mandela said that South Africa's first black president had unla...
Reflecting on Madiba legacy 13 April 2014 HARARE - One of his most unforgettable acts of selflessness and courage was Nelson Mandela’s decision to step down from the presidency of the newly-democratic South Africa before the end of his first term. Recently, a sitting African president, recovered from a debilitating stroke and was roun...
Zuma chooses Mugabe over Mandela 3 March 2014 HARARE - President Jacob Zuma is too busy to attend a memorial service for Nelson Mandela at Westminster Abbey in London tomorrow — but he has found time to be at a Mugabe family wedding and visit a Free State chicken farm. Ironically, the date of the memorial had been changed specifically so ...
Mandela's 'love-child' drama 11 February 2014 HARARE - Lawyers acting for two alleged love children of Nelson Mandela have asked to be acknowledged by his estate. Attorney Michael Katz, one of two attorneys appointed by the executors of Mandela’s estate to deal with issues around his will, confirmed on Sunday night that he had been contac...
Nelson Mandela 'left $4m estate' 3 February 2014 JOHANNESBURG - Nelson Mandela left an estate valued at more than 46 million rand ($4.13m; £2.53m), a public reading of his will has revealed. Executor Justice Dikgang Moseneke, summarising what he said was a 40-page document, said he was "not aware of any contest" to the will. Close persona...
Row over rabbit in Nelson Mandela's ear 22 January 2014 JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's government has ordered sculptors to remove a bronze rabbit they hid in the ear of a Nelson Mandela statue, unveiled after the former president's death last month. It wanted to "restore dignity back to the statue", a spokesman told the BBC. The sculptors reporte...
Madiba's hero status earned 18 December 2013 HARARE - I sat there in Qunu in the serene atmosphere of the Eastern Cape as the world bade goodbye to one of the greatest icons ever to grace this Earth. While I had signed the condolence book and attended a memorial service in Harare, I felt that was not enough to match the magnitude of Mand...
Befitting farewell to Madiba 17 December 2013 EDITOR — I would like to commend the South Africa community and the world for giving Nelson Madiba Mandela a befitting funeral. I believe this was one of the most publicised funerals I have even seen in this life time. I would like to thank the South Africa government for putting all stops ...
Stop cashing in on Mandela brand 16 December 2013 EDITOR — I have noticed with great distress the crocodile tears many were shedding at the burial of the late Nelson Mandela. While it is customary to be sombre at such occasions, others are busy coming up with smart ways of cashing in on the late icon’s legacy. I have heard of Mandela walks th...
Tsvangirai attends Mandela send-off 16 December 2013 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday joined over 4 500 guests at Nelson Mandela's ancestral home of Qunu for the a final farewell to the man who united South Africa when it teetered on the edge of bloody conflict. Cyril Ramaphosa, deputy leader of the ruling African National ...
Museveni's Damascene moment 16 December 2013 HARARE - Wananchi, would have been amused by Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s rumblings this week following his attendance of that great Nelson Mandela memorial in Soweto last Tuesday. To many, the announcement that he was now retiring in 2014 may have appeared to be of Damascene proportions, the ulti...
Africa must learn from Mandela 16 December 2013 HARARE - Yesterday South Africa and the world bade farewell to an icon, Nelson Mandela — who was buried in his ancestral Qunu village at the family shrine. His burial closed a chapter on the life of a giant who preached peace and reconciliation despite the tortuous journey he travelled in his ...
Nelson Mandela buried at ancestral home 16 December 2013 QUNU - The coffin, draped in the South African flag, was placed beneath a lectern where speakers paid their tributes. Some guests sang and danced to celebrate Mr Mandela's life as the service began. "A great tree has fallen, he is now going home to rest with his forefathers. We thank them f...
Madiba, the world will never forget 15 December 2013 JOHANNESBURG - The European Champions League matches this week displayed signs reading: Madiba, The World Will Never Forget. The World Club championship that kicked off in Morocco this week will also be dedicated to the global icon; a man who used sport to transform Mzansi’s image and the imag...
Byo hosts Mandela memorial service 14 December 2013 BULAWAYO - A memorial service to honour the late former South African president Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela in Bulawayo has been postponed to today to pave way for a much bigger event in solidarity with the South Africans. The event which is being organised by the Christian community was suppose...
Museveni to retire 13 December 2013 KAMPALA - President Yoweri Museveni returned home after former South African President Nelson Mandela’s funeral and immediately called his top political and army advisers where he dropped the bombshell. “I’m going home, I didn’t realise just how the world has changed, till I went to South Afri...