In a new interview with an African TV station Nelson Mandela’s daughter Makaziwe Mandela expresses her displeasure with the way the foreign press has been handling her father’s very serious health situation..
“There’s sort of a racist element with many of the foreign media, where they just cross boundaries. You have no idea what’s happening at the hospital … You can’t even enter hospital or you can’t even go out of the hospital because they are making themselves such a nuisance. It’s like truly vultures waiting when the lion has devoured the buffalo, waiting there for the last carcass. That’s the image that we have as a family. And we don’t mind the interest, but I just think it has gone overboard … When Margaret Thatcher was sick in hospital, I didn’t see this kind of media frenzy around Margaret Thatcher, where people cross boundaries … Is it because we are an African country that people just feel they can’t respect any laws of this country, they can violate everything in the book? I just think it’s in bad taste — it’s crass.”
On a lighter subject, In other news First Lady Michelle Obama while traveling to the Sengal in Africa joins Instagram and places up her first photo with students at a local MLK Middle School you can follow her page here.