Wrestles with the death of Nelson Mandela? South Africa's national hero has lost, according to a court document days before consciousness. But the country's government is contrary to the reports.
Hamburg / Cape Town - South Africa fears for Nelson Mandela. The 94-year-old is held devices on the life and struggles with the supposed death. The court documents show that became public on Wednesday.
"The expectation of his impending death based on real and substantial facts," it stated. Mandela was in a "persistent vegetative state". According to the AFP news agency that holds the documents, the doctors of the terminally ill former South African President even have already fallen in the past week, turn off the life support device.
The South African government late on Thursday evening, however, doctors denied, citing Mandela that this is in a "persistent vegetative state" located. "Madiba remains in a critical but stable condition," the government said in the early hours of Friday, using Mandela's clan name.
Bitter family row
Meanwhile, the remains have been buried three children Mandela again on Thursday in his home village of Qunu. The ceremony was over, reported the South African news agency Sapa in the afternoon.
A court had ordered the redeployment after Nelson Mandela's eldest grandson Mandla Mandela, against the will of the rest of the family's three children from his home village of Qunu in Mvezo had let patient transfer. While this is the birthplace of Nelson Mandela. But this morning moved to Qunu, so he considered this place as its actual origin.
The redeployment is another episode in a bitter dispute. 15 family members had appealed against Mandla Mandela. They accused him of having laid the remains of his father, his aunt and uncle after Mvezo to enforce a funeral of Nelson Mandela in the place. Mandla so wanted to make the cemetery a lucrative tourist attraction.
Nelson Mandela himself wants to find his final resting place in Qunu. He was born on 8 Taken June due to pneumonia in a hospital in Pretoria.