Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Nelson Mandela's Daughter On Nelson Mandela: "I Believe He Is At Peace"

The ailing former South African president and vanguard of human rights Nelson Mandela (birth name: Rolihlahla Mandela) is reportedly in critical condition as it was revealed by many media outlets on Sunday evening.  


For his daughter Makaziwe Mandela this is not a global event but a deeply private and precious time for a daughter with her beloved dad.

"All we do every day is take one day at a time and pray to the good Lord," Makaziwe stated to CNN's Robyn Curnow.

She explained her father was at peace and the family wished for a peaceful transition into the spiritual realm.


"All I pray for as a daughter is that the transition is smooth...He is at peace with himself. He has given so much to the world. I believe he is at peace."

"With all of this media frenzy, the camping in the hospital, you know people talking about things they don't know or understand basically. Other people want to lecture us on how we should behave, what we should do,"

Makaziwe noted.

"Really? It's our dad. It's the children's grandfather. We've never had him in our life for better part of our years. This is in a sense quality and sacred time for us, and I would expect the world to really back off and leave us alone," Makaziwe continued.

"Nelson Mandela's blood runs through these veins. Our veins. Give us the space to be with our father. Whether these are the last moments with us to be with our dad or there is still a longer. But they must back off," Makaziwe added.
 
Before it was announced that her father was in critical condition, Makaziwe opened up about his medical condition and state of mind.


"They haven't stopped treating him with all the best medicine in the world. He still opens his eyes...the touch is there," Makaziwe claimed.

 
She also addressed how much medical treatment her father should receive.

"In our culture, the Tembu culture,...you never release the person unless the person has told you: "Please my children, my family, release me." My dad hasn't said that to us,
Makaziwe revealed.
 
"So these people who want to talk about, you know, release him, he hasn't said we should release him and we haven't come to the end yet. It is only God who knows the end,"
Makaziwe was quoted as saying.


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