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I 94 anni di Nelson Mandela 18.07.12

Lo speciale del Mail&Guardian sull'uomo che ha cambiato il Sud Africa.
Un'icona diventata scomoda per il governo. Un'icona da difendere in modo discreto.

As South Africa celebrates the 94th birthday of Nelson Mandela, South Africans are increasingly beginning to grapple with the question of how to demonstrate care for the man without infringing on his dignity.

Earlier this month Mandela's former wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, accused the ANC of disrespecting the Mandela family and said that in the past the party had "never had any interest in celebrating Tata's [Mandela's] birthday except to gate crash on the family's arrangements".

Madikizela-Mandela has also in the past decried the commodificaton of Mandela, saying he had become a "corporate foundation" who was "wheeled out to collect money".