THE REAL MANDELA (PUBLISHED ONLINE 7/24/2013)
Further to your post I have done a little investigation and come up with some interesting answers which you may wish to check out for yourself – just to confirm that your not doolally.
Nelson Mandela died 26/6/2013 according to Guardian Express
Nelson Mandela Dead at 94? Update)
June 23, 2013: Family summoned to hospital. Presidency announced on Sunday that the 94 year-old icon’s condition has worsened and become critical in the last 24 hours.
June 24/25, 2013: Johannesburg – The DA is saddened by the news of the former South African president’s declining heath. Democratic Alliance spokesperson Mmusi Maimane releases a statement on Monday saying, “The news from the presidency that former President Mandela is now in a critical condition came as a blow to all South Africans.” Media begins reporting on funeral plans.
Qunu family meeting with elders of village discuss gravesite preparations and sensitive family matters. Grandson storms out of the meeting. That same day,
The Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, joins the Mandela family at the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital where Mandela was being treated.
Gravediggers at grave site and streets in Qunu being repaired.
June 27, 2013: Report that Mandela has died and the government cannot announce or confirm as it would overshadow American President Obama’s visit to the country. Mandela’s death would create a security nightmare, as crowd response would most likely emulate the public reaction to Chris Hani’s death in 1993. Mandela’s daughter visits gravesite in Qunu.
June 27, 2013: Danish newspaper reports Mandela’s death and within minutes pull the article. Australian politician makes public apology for stating that Mandela has died. Mandela family lash out at media and accuse them of being insensitive.
The Guardian Express, who reported Mandela’s death has website attacked by a South African Source.
Grandson Mandla in family dispute over burial and a court interdict filed.
Reports that the Pretoria Military Chapel has been equipped to receive Mandela’s body in preparation of funeral.
So there we have it! It would appear then, that Mandela died on 26th June, 2013. but his death could not announced because of Obama’s visit to South Africa.
Now on the subject of Obama I picked up this little titbit that Mandela’s war cry, so to speak, was “Together we can” while Obama’s first inaugural war cry was “Yes we can”. This then begs the question, did and does Obama model himself on Mandela. After-all they do appear to have a lot in common, apart from being Nobel Peace Prize winners.
Hope this helps,