Mandela burial place squabble

Kathryn Kimberley, Bongani Fuzile, Lulamile Feni, Loyiso Mpalantshane, Siya Boya, Philani Nombembe and Nashira Davids

AILING former president Nelson Mandela’s family are already at each other’s throats over where he should be buried when he dies.

This emerged as conflicting reports surfaced yesterday that Madiba had been put on life support.

And in a worrying move late last night, President Jacob Zuma cancelled a trip to Mozambique planned for today after visiting Mandela in hospital at 10pm.

Following a briefing by Madiba’s doctors, he decided to call off the trip to Maputo where he was due to attend an SADC regional infrastructure investment conference.

Zuma said last night Mandela’s condition was still critical.

Mandela, 94, was admitted to a Pretoria hospital on June 8 due to a recurring lung infection.

Zuma told a meeting of health workers’ union members earlier yesterday: “Like everybody else, if Madiba is no longer enjoying life and he is on life support, then the Lord must take a decision to put him to rest.

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