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Nelson Mandela Near Death, Says Court Documents

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Nelson Mandela, the 94-year-old anti-apartheid South African leader who became a global icon for equality, is currently being treated in a hospital for a lung infection. It looked bad, but a recently leaked court document makes it seem even worse than previously thought.

Mandela’s relatives submitted court documents on June 28 in hopes of retrieving the remains of three of his children. Those documents have now been leaked, and they say that Mandela is probably close to death.

“The anticipation of his impending death is based on real and substantial grounds. The applicants are desirous of burying their father and committing him to the earth in which his descendants’ remains lie. Nelson Mandela’s health is perilous. (An) affidavit will be provided from physicians that he is assisted in breathing by a life support machine.”

The subject of Mandela’s health has seen conflicting reports these past few days. Some say that he’s dying while others claim that his health is improving. These leaked court documents seem to finally confirm our worst fears.

In a bit of good news, a South African court did rule in favor of Mandela’s family by ordering his children’s remains to be returned to his childhood village of Qunu. If he does die from this illness, Mandela’s family will at least be at peace knowing that the civil rights leader will be buried next to those that he loved.

In other news, President Obama traveled to South Africa to speak about Mandela. He called him a “personal hero” and said that the world should follow his example:

[h/t: Huffington Post]

Nelson Mandela Near Death, Says Court Documents
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  • BRAD

    Seriously, are you kidding me ! Nelson Mandela, the 94-year-old anti-apartheid South American leader. Helllllllllllllloooooooooooooooooooo its SOUTH AFRICAN not South American . . . ..

    • http://www.webpronews.com/author/zach-walton Zach Walton

      Ouch! My bad. Thanks for pointing that out. It’s been corrected.

  • http://nevermakamutopnews never

    On behalf of de nation pls let d old man breath to his last breath.he’s the hero n I believe he wil fight to the last blow and win his lyf

  • http://nevermakamutopnews never

    Pls dn’t swtch off the machine instead let’s us hold firm ask 2 god 2gv hm more power. I stil lv him,h’s our hero he made us united dan anyone can do

  • refilwe

    let da old man rest,he have sufferd a lot,u dnt knw wht pains are hurting him,let god take him,he wil always be loved by us!

    • Lucy

      He will probably not go

  • Lucy

    I love him I hope he doesn’t die go on nelson

    • Lucy

      Shut up

  • http://Www.skatibaloyi.co.za Skati baloyi

    Our father we are praying for you and your family to get better and live a better life

  • #CoDii_Yo’

    Its best if the family let him go…its his time and its gonna set him free from al the pain

  • godwin saturday akpantah

    Hm…. it’s a painful thing to me and the entire nigeria and south Africa, although, a man of such character wouldn’t have died, but as it is written that one must die, there is nothing that we all can do, instead for him to be in pains and suffering, i think they should let him breath his last breath.

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