Regarding the timing of the announcement of Nelson Mandela’s death, I wonder if any readers could comment on how long “Nelson Mandela” has been an option on the World news menu of the Telegraph web site. I remember seeing it and thinking it odd about a week ago before any reports of his imminent death made the headlines.
See attached screen shot from today. I believe it looked the same a week ago. Would anyone go further back than that?
Following my email a minute ago on Mandela as a news category on the Telegraph website, I just opened this from Tearfund. I wonder how long they had this planned. Not long enough to debug the mail merge, apparently!
Sorry, it won’t be news for you but just another example of how totally infiltrated and subverted the church is in this country.
And the British Legion! That was news to me.
Andrew TAP – Mandela’s biographical movie started showing in London the day his death was announced. South African elections are just four months away. It’s all timed to perfection.
Last night Nelson Mandela died at his family home in Johannesburg. Mandela inspired people all around the world to seek another way. His life demonstrated a passion for relentlessly fighting injustice and his legacy inspires us forward and reminds us how much we still have to do.
Responding with other world leaders, the Archbishop Of Canterbury, Justin Welby, tweeted how Mandela had shown the world an alternative route to truth and justice: forgiveness.
Nelson Mandela, fighting to the end, is freed to be with his God in joy and reward for his great service and sacrifice.
He showed us that the dream of living in a fairer society is possible and he challenged our generation to lead the way by speaking out.
Over the last few months, we’ve been campaigning with others to improve the Lobbying Bill. If the Bill goes through in its current form, it’ll make it harder for Tearfund, churches, charities and others to speak out about issues that cause poverty – like corruption & climate change. This would be a significant blow to freedom of speech and would weaken our democracy.
The good news is that a wide range of groups, including the Royal British Legion, Oxfam, CAFOD, Conservative Home, and Tearfund have persuaded the government to pause, listen and improve the Lobbying Bill. But we need to do more.
On Tuesday 10th December, we will join many other groups to lobby MPs and launch a report calling for improvement to the bill. Please continue to pray, and if you’re available and in the London area please come and meet your MP. There’s a briefing meeting from 11:30am in the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre(Wordsworth Room) to help prepare – you don’t need to be an expert. Please email your MP beforehand, and ask if they can meet you to hear your concerns about the Lobbying Bill. Committee Room 4 in Parliament is booked from 1:30-2:30, so you could meet within that time, or another time that afternoon.
I hope to see you there! Please do let me know if your MP agrees to meet you.
Mandela spoke out; he listened and he inspired. Let’s continue his legacy and unlock people’s potential because injustice is not God’s way.
— Ben Niblett
Oddly enough when I heard that Mandela had died last night on the news – UK time – I recalled having heard the same back in June of this year. 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 http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread956712/pg1
Nelson Mandela Dead at 94? Update) http://guardianlv.com/2013/06/nelson-mandela-dead-or-alive/
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. http://guardianlv.com/2013/07/nelson-mandela-tragedy-of-death-travesty-of-cover-up/
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, Gordon. From media – Mr Zuma gave his address as a picture emerged of Mandela smiling while holding hands with three-year-old great-grandson Lewanika. The image, from May, was the last snap taken before Mandela’s death. TAP – That’s because he died in June aged 94, and the announcement was held up until the movie was ready, and the SA elections.
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