The latest developments are part of a long-running feud between the two, both of whom have been jostling for position at head of the family
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Wednesday 26 June 2013
A friend of the Mandelas has denied reports of family row over funeral arrangements for the ailing 94-year-old who is in a critical condition at a Pretoria hospital. South African media reported a rift had emerged over where Nelson Mandela should be buried, with his grandson Mandla wanting him interred in the village of Mvezo, where the anti-apartheid leader was born, while others supported Qunu, where he grew up.
Nelson Mandela's family gather at his home as former president remains in critical condition in Pretoria hospital
Tuesday 25 June 2013
The condition of his health remains the same, South African officials confirmed today
Monday 24 June 2013
The former South African president Nelson Mandela is in a critical condition in hospital, just two weeks after the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader was admitted to hospital with a lung infection. The news, broken by President Jacob Zuma after a hospital visit late on Sunday evening, left millions of South Africans fearing the worst.
Monday 17 June 2013
The wife of former South African president Nelson Mandela said today that love and generosity from across the world have brought comfort and hope during the 94-year-old's latest spell in hospital.
Sunday 16 June 2013
There has been sustained improvement in the condition of Nelson Mandela from the recurring lung infection that is forcing him to spend a ninth day in hospital, South Africa's president said today.
Friday 14 June 2013
Nelson Mandela's health is continuing to improve but the anti-apartheid hero remains in a serious condition, South Africa's president said today.
Nelson Mandela’s relatives fly from around the world to be at his bedside, as he faces fourth day in Pretoria hospital
Tuesday 11 June 2013
Former South African president's wife, ex-wife, children and grandchildren have all visited the Pretoria hospital where he is being treated for a recurrent lung infection
Monday 10 June 2013
Nelson Mandela remains in hospital with a lung infection.
Saturday 08 June 2013
Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital in a “serious but stable” condition as a result of a lung infection.
Saturday 06 April 2013
The 94-year-old was in hospital for nine days
Sunday 31 March 2013
The former president had fluid drained from his lungs, enabling him to breathe more easily
Saturday 08 December 2012
Former South African president Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital for medical tests, although the government said there was no cause for alarm.
Thursday 27 September 2012
Just hours after Julius Malema handed over his bail payment and strode out of the court that began hearing money laundering charges against him yesterday, the African National Congress found itself on the back foot, angrily denying that it is abusing the justice system to pursue its former youth leader.
Friday 31 August 2012
The controversial politician Julius Malema yesterday said black South Africans are worse off than during apartheid and launched a hit list for nationalisation as he capitalised on discontent over the Marikana mine massacre.
Friday 24 August 2012
Workers and grieving families attended a memorial service yesterday at the Lonmin platinum mine to mark the deaths of 34 strikers shot by police last week.
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