News : Mandela to attend WC opening ceremony?

After all, Madiba will be among the dignitaries at the opening and closing games of the first ever FIFA World Cup ceremony to be held in the African continent. Madiba’s attendence was confirmed by Sport and Recreation Minister Makhenkesi Stofile on Wednesday after it was reported in April that he would not be able to grace the tournament.

"Mandela has demanded to attend the World Cup. He requested four tickets for the opening and closing ceremonies, and the organisers have granted his wish," Stofile said.

But Mandela's family is saying something else.

On Thursday his grandson, Mandla Mandela insisted that the 91-year-old former South African leader was too frail to be at the opening of the World Cup and he denied claims by officials that he would attend.



"I, as a member of the family, together with the family, have taken the decision that my grandfather is 92 years, it would be really a challenge to take him out in a cold winter day to go and watch a game of football," his grandson Mandla Mandela said.

"We, as South Africans and the international community need to start considering his health. I really know that he'll not be at the opening match."

Asked about the statements from the government and ANC that Madela had requested four tickets which were happily granted by the organiser, Mandla Mandela said: "I don't know where they take that from."

A spokesman for the ruling African National Congress also told AFP that Mandela "will be attending the opening and closing matches of the World Cup".

Rating: 0.00 (0 votes) - Rate this News -

Tags: SWC   Mandela   Madiba  


Other articles
2015/1/21 13:51:40 - All About That Bass: Research Shows That Curvier Women Produce More Intelligent Kids
2014/7/17 12:09:35 - Typhoon Kills 38 In The Philippines
2014/7/9 11:54:07 - What Did Jay Z Do? Woman Who Abandoned Baby In A Subway, Arrested And Shouts F*ck Shawn Corey Carter
2014/7/9 8:34:21 - Man Chokes And Die During Eating Contest
2014/7/7 14:08:19 - Neymar Causes Panic In His Camp
2014/7/7 13:12:37 - 60 Girls Escape Boko Haram Captors
2014/7/4 8:30:00 - 56 Year Old Woman Chases A 25 Year Old Man With A Knife After He Refused To Have Sex With Her.
2014/7/2 8:50:00 - Bless Her For Trying: ANC MP Wants SABC To Play The National Anthem Twice Daily
2014/7/1 12:54:37 - Touch Him Lord: Florida Church Holds Prayer For LeBron James Do The “Right Thing”
2014/6/30 10:08:39 - OP Trial Back On After Month Long Psychiatric Evaluation
2014/6/23 15:50:00 - Shady Senior Citizeans: 102 Years Old Grandma Killed Roommate Over A Bed?
2014/6/23 9:19:25 - Illegal Miners Killed, Cops Searching For The Killers
2014/6/18 9:16:31 - Mexico Proves To Be Tough Competitor Against Host Nation Brazil In A 0-0 Draw
2014/6/18 8:56:27 - Morethan 60 People Missing After An OverLoaded Boat Sinks Off Malaysia
2014/6/17 15:31:41 - You’re Hired: First Daughter Malia Obama Gets Her First Job At 16



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

 
The comments are owned by the poster. We aren't responsible for their content.
2010 Abuse ANC and Anni Apple avatar Bafana Barack Britain Cape China crime Cup Dewani Eskom facebook FIFA Gaga Google Haiti HIV Internet Jackson Jub Malema Manchester Mandela MaNtuli matric Michael Nelson New Obama of Oprah Prince Shrien SWC The tickets Tiger Transnet twitter United Winfrey Woods World Zapiro Zuma
Powered by Sevafrica
None All Errors (1) Deprecated (0) Queries (37) Blocks (10) Extra (2) Timers(6)
Errors
Warning: XoopsEditorHandler::getList() should not be called statically. in file /class/xoopseditor/xoopseditor.php line 171
Deprecated
Queries
0.000404 - SET NAMES 'utf8'
0.000317 - SET SQL_BIG_SELECTS = 1
0.000288 - SELECT * FROM config WHERE (conf_modid = '0' AND conf_catid = '1') ORDER BY conf_order ASC
0.000662 - SELECT sess_data, sess_ip FROM session WHERE sess_id = 'ca89k7brik9d5k94sgha915eo7'
0.000232 - SELECT * FROM modules WHERE dirname = 'news'
0.000207 - SELECT COUNT(*) FROM group_permission WHERE (gperm_modid = '1' AND (gperm_groupid = '3') AND gperm_name = 'module_read' AND gperm_itemid = '32')
0.000187 - SELECT * FROM config WHERE (conf_modid = '32') ORDER BY conf_order ASC
0.000254 - SELECT * FROM modules WHERE dirname = 'protector'
0.000485 - DELETE FROM protector_access WHERE expire < UNIX_TIMESTAMP()
0.000572 - SELECT COUNT(*) FROM protector_access WHERE ip='54.80.83.123' AND request_uri='/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1113'
0.000388 - SELECT COUNT(*) FROM protector_access WHERE ip='54.80.83.123'
0.000701 - INSERT INTO protector_access SET ip='54.80.83.123',request_uri='/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1113',expire=UNIX_TIMESTAMP()+'60'
0.000861 - SELECT s.*, t.* FROM stories s, topics t WHERE (storyid=1113) AND (s.topicid=t.topic_id)
0.000176 - SELECT COUNT(*) FROM group_permission WHERE (gperm_modid = '32' AND (gperm_groupid = '3') AND gperm_name = 'news_view' AND gperm_itemid = '1')
0.000764 - UPDATE stories SET counter = counter+1 WHERE storyid = 1113
0.000709 - SELECT COUNT(*) FROM banner
0.000427 - SELECT * FROM banner LIMIT 1, 1
0.000439 - UPDATE banner SET impmade = impmade+1 WHERE bid = 2
0.000233 - SELECT * FROM config WHERE (conf_modid = '0' AND conf_catid = '3') ORDER BY conf_order ASC
0.000429 - SELECT DISTINCT gperm_itemid FROM group_permission WHERE gperm_name = 'block_read' AND gperm_modid = 1 AND gperm_groupid IN (3)
0.000788 - SELECT b.* FROM newblocks b, block_module_link m WHERE m.block_id=b.bid AND b.isactive=1 AND b.visible=1 AND m.module_id IN (0,32) AND b.bid IN (415,414,413,396,395,394,380,379,378,377,376,375,374,373,372,371,370,369,368,367,366,365,364,360,362,361,480,481,363,356,477,355,354,353,357,358,359,352,351,350,349,348,347,346,344,343,345,339,340,341,342,338,337,463,335,334,333,332,330,329,328,327,326,331,325,324,323,320,319,318,321,322,317,316,313,312,311,314,315,306,305,304,307,308,309,310,202,201,200,199,198,197,195,194,193,192,191,190,189,188,187,186,185,181,182,183,184,168,154,153,157,169,171,172,173,178,158,170,167,155,156,166,161,160,159,196,134,133,132,131,130,129,128,127,126,125,124,123,122,121,120,119,118,117,116,109,110,111,476,482,478,479,485,483,77,52,51,53,54,15,14,13,12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1,411,410,409,408,407,406,405,403,402,563,404,401,399,398,393,391,390,389,388,387,386,385,384,412,383,382,381,294,293,292,291,290,289,288,210,207,206,205,204,203,179,135,112,208,209,562,115,136,180,68,67,39,303,17,16,416,417,418,421,422,423,426,427,428,429,434,435,436,437,438,439,440,441,442,443,444,518,446,447,448,449,450,451,454,455,456,457,458,459,460,461,462,464,465,466,467,468,469,470,471,472,473,474,475,513,487,488,489,490,491,492,493,494,512,511,496,497,498,499,500,501,502,503,504,505,506,507,508,515,510,516,520,521,522,523,524,525,526,527,528,529,530,531,532,533,534,535,536,537,550,539,540,541,542,543,544,545,546,548,549,551,552,553,554,555,556,557,558,559,560,561,564) ORDER BY b.weight, m.block_id
0.000294 - SELECT * FROM modules WHERE dirname = 'tag'
0.000160 - SELECT * FROM config WHERE (conf_modid = '63') ORDER BY conf_order ASC
0.000299 - SELECT DISTINCT(o.tag_id), o.tag_term, o.tag_status, SUM(l.tag_count) AS count, l.tag_modid FROM tag_tag AS o LEFT JOIN tag_stats AS l ON l.tag_id = o.tag_id WHERE (o.tag_status = '0') GROUP BY o.tag_id ORDER BY count DESC LIMIT 0, 50
0.000259 - SELECT * FROM smiles
0.000547 - SELECT * FROM stories_files WHERE storyid=1113
0.001099 - SELECT s.*, t.* FROM stories s, topics t WHERE (s.published > 0 AND s.published <= 1537298310) AND (s.expired = 0 OR s.expired > 1537298310) AND (s.topicid=t.topic_id) AND s.ihome=0 ORDER BY s.published DESC LIMIT 0, 15
0.000544 - SELECT storyid, title FROM stories WHERE (published > 0 AND published <= 1537298310) AND (expired = 0 OR expired > 1537298310) AND storyid > 1113 ORDER BY storyid ASC LIMIT 0, 1
0.000416 - SELECT storyid, title FROM stories WHERE (published > 0 AND published <= 1537298310) AND (expired = 0 OR expired > 1537298310) AND storyid < 1113 ORDER BY storyid DESC LIMIT 0, 1
0.000204 - SELECT * FROM topics ORDER BY topic_title
0.000215 - SELECT * FROM config WHERE (conf_modid = '0' AND conf_catid = '5') ORDER BY conf_order ASC
0.000170 - SELECT * FROM config WHERE (conf_modid = '0' AND conf_catid = '3') ORDER BY conf_order ASC
0.000957 - SELECT o.tag_id, o.tag_term FROM tag_link AS l LEFT JOIN tag_tag AS o ON o.tag_id = l.tag_id WHERE l.tag_itemid = 1113 AND l.tag_modid = 32 ORDER BY o.tag_count DESC
0.000172 - SELECT COUNT(*) FROM group_permission WHERE (gperm_modid = '1' AND (gperm_groupid = '3') AND gperm_name = 'system_admin' AND gperm_itemid = '14')
0.000243 - SELECT COUNT(*) FROM group_permission WHERE (gperm_modid = '32' AND (gperm_groupid = '3') AND gperm_name = 'news_submit')
0.000148 - SELECT COUNT(*) as cpt FROM topics WHERE menu=1
0.000688 - SELECT * FROM xoopscomments WHERE (com_modid = '32' AND com_itemid = '1113' AND com_pid = '0') ORDER BY com_id ASC
Total: 37
Blocks
User Menu: Not cached
Search: Not cached
Custom Block (HTML): Not cached
Custom Block (HTML): Not cached
Custom Block (HTML): Not cached
Custom Block (HTML): Not cached
Cumulus Tag Cloud: Not cached
Custom Block (HTML): Not cached
Custom Block (HTML): Not cached
Custom Block (HTML): Not cached
Total: 10
Extra
Included files: 118 files
Memory usage: 8987952 bytes
Timers
XOOPS took 0.141 seconds to load.
XOOPS Boot took 0.039 seconds to load.
Module init took 0.023 seconds to load.
XOOPS output init took 0.041 seconds to load.
Module display took 0.031 seconds to load.
Page rendering took 0.006 seconds to load.