Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » Trending News

Nelson Mandela Died?: Still Living Former President of South Africa Is In Critical Condition After Being the Victim of False Information Reported By Many Media Outlets

Travelers Today       By    Karen Fredrickson

Updated: Jun 23, 2013 09:12 PM EDT

Text Size: A A A

Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela is in critical condition resulting from lung cancer.(Photo : Wikimedia)

Nelson Mandela is in critical condition but still alive, contrary to many reports floating around on the Internet, according to ABC News. His condition has become more critical over the last 24 hours, however, according to the office of Jacob Zuma, the current president of South Africa.

The former president of South Africa is battling lung cancer, and his condition worsened on Sunday, according to a statement from Mandela's office.

"The doctors are doing everything possible to get his condition to improve and are ensuring that Mandiba is well-looked after and is comfortable," Jacob Zuma, said in the statement. "He is in good hands."

Share This Story

Mandela entered the hospital on June 8 and has been listed as being in "serious but stable condition." Zuma restated that Mandela's health wasn't compromised during the June 8 ambulance ride, which broke down en route to the hospital.

"There were seven doctors in the convoy who were in full control of the situation throughout the period," Zuma said. "He had expert medical care.

"The fully equipped military ICU ambulance had a full complement of specialist medical staff including intensive care specialists and ICU nurses," Zuma continued. "The doctors also dismissed the media reports that Mandiba suffered cardiac arrest.

"There is no truth at all in that report," Zuma said. Mandela and the medical staff waited for a second ambulance.

"When the ambulance experienced engine problems it was decided that it would be best to transfer to another military ambulance which itself was accompanied for the rest of the journey by a civilian ambulance," the president's office said in a statement on Saturday.

The news that Mandela's health is worsening comes after a week of media reports that his health was improving after former South African president Thabo Mbeki suggested that Mandela was getting better.

"Nelson Mandela is improving in terms of his health," Mbeki told a South African radio station. "I don't think anyone should entertain some sort of wrong notion that Nelson Mandela is about to die tomorrow.

"He's not going to," Mbeki continued.

Mandela's daughter also told reporters he was doing better.

In the meantime, it's best to wait for medical professionals to provide information. Mandela was the first black president of South Africa, serving from 1994 to 1999. In 1993, he was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for his work towards ending apartheid through peaceful means.

Other recent victims of celebrity death hoaxes include Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, Angelina Jolie, Kristen Stewart, Hillary ClintonPaula Deen and Bill Cosby.

© 2015 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

Travel Tips

Lima, Peru

A Travel Guide to Peru: Things to Know

Peru is a cultural hub filled with unique sights to see, amazing cuisine, a plethora of activities, and is definitely somewhere worth putting on your travel bucket list, but there are a few things to know before planning your trip.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Want more Travel?

Most Popular

ISIS Al Asad Base Attack

Copenhagen Shooting Attack PM: Gunman Killed By Authorities After Two Attacks, Killer Inspired By Islamic State Militants

Copenhagen Shooting Attack PM – The man involved in two terrorist attacks in Copenhagen has finally been shot dead by Danish police. Still unidentified, the man is reportedly responsible for shooting down two civilians and severely wounding five police officials. The shooting was done in separate events, first being the attack on a synagogue, and the second at an event where talks on freedom of speech was being held.

China Prepares For Spring Festival Travel Rush

Bus Train Collision Mexico February 13: Kills 20, Leaves 30 Injured, What Led To Deadly Crash?

Bus Train Collision Mexico February 13 – Around 16 people were killed in a collision that occurred north of Mexico on Friday night. The collision involved a bus on the highway and a freight train. Aside from the 16 people who died that night, 30 other people sustained injuries. So what led to the crash?

Chapel Hill Shooting A Hate Crime? New Details Revealed

Chapel Hill Shooting A Hate Crime? New Details, Thousands Mourn Victims

Chapel Hill Shooting – While thousands of mourners gathered for the funeral of three Muslim students killed in the Chapel Hill shooting in North Carolina, their father told the crowd they were shot because of a hate crime.

A gray wolf unseen for over eight decades was shot by a hunter in Iowa.

Grand Canyon Wolf Sighting: Wolf Named Echo Mistaken For Coyote, Killed In Utah By Hunter, Officials Investigating Death

Grand Canyon Wolf Sighting – It has been a decade since a wolf made its appearance at the Grand Canyon. Now, it seems this event is unlikely to repeat since the wolf identified at the sighting has been killed in Utah. A hunter had mistaken the wolf for a coyote.

Intoxicated couple sleeps in Tampa dumpster, rescued from Florida garbage truck

Florida Couple, Dumpster Sleeping, Almost Died, 911 Call From Truck Driver

Florida Couple Dumpster – Florida authorities reported that an intoxicated man and woman had to be rescued after falling asleep inside a Dumpster then later emptied into a garbage truck, according to the Associated Press. A driver from Progressive Waste Solutions said he found the Florida couple dumpster at the back of his truck Wednesday morning.

Texas Muslims heckled at democracy rally

Chapel Hill Shooting: Neighbor Arrested After Mercilessly Shooting Three Young Muslims, What Pushed Craig Stephen Hicks To Hate Crime? Parking Problems Or Problems With Religion?

Chapel Hill Shooting – The Muslim society mourns the death of three young hopeful Muslims shot to death in Chapel Hill early today. It has already been dubbed as a hate crime committed by an atheist identified Craig Stephen Hicks. Early reports claim Hicks had shot three of the young Muslims due to a fight over parking space, but was this truly the reason to end their lives?

Cops shoot boy who carried a BB gun.

NYPD Cops Indicted: Cop Responsible For Death Of Akai Gurley Indicted, First Step To Justice Claimed, Gurley's Family Rejoice Over Cop Charges

NYPD Cops Indicted – The cop responsible for the “accidental” death of Akai Gurley has been indicted. Peter Liang, the rookie NYPD cop, is set to face charges for manslaughter after shooting an unarmed man. Following the charges, Gurley’s family has rejoiced over justice finally being served. Liang on the other hand is in complete shock.

ISIS militants have already gained control over a large part of Syria particularly the city of Raqqa. The U.S. has already launched several airstrikes in the area since September.

American Hostage Killed In Rescue Mission: Kayla Mueller's Parents Pleaded For Negotiation, US Special Forces Went Ahead With Raid, Cost Kayla Her Life, Fourth American Killed At Hands Of ISIS

American Hostage Killed In Rescue Mission – Years after her death in 2013, Kayla Mueller’s parents have finally spoken up about the failed rescue mission that cost their daughter’s life. Mueller is the fourth American hostage to be killed at the hands of the Islamic State militants. Could her life have been saved if the US Special Forces had listened to Mueller’s parents to deal with a negotiation instead?

700-Year-Old Magna Carta Copy Found In Sandwich Archive

Magna Carta Copy: 700-Year-Old, Found In Sandwich Archive Scrapbook?

Magna Carta Copy – A 700-year-old copy of the Magna Carta has reportedly been found in a scrapbook in Kent, England during a search of a council's archives. The discovery of the Magna Carta copy occurred months before the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta in Runnymede in 1215.

Find Us on Facebook

travelers today

© Copyright 2015 Travelers Today All Rights Reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics