Reports by the Agence France-Presse (AFP) that Nelson Mandela was in a “permanent vegetative state” caused a lot of confusion around the world yesterday.These reports were based on court documents, dated June 26, that stated the ailing former president was in a “permanent vegetative state” last week and that doctors had advised the family to switch off machines that were keeping him alive.
Some journalists were however not convinced by the news and raised questions as to whether this was in fact his current health status. Debora Patta said AFP reports were creating confusion and asked Mandela’s doctors to address the public.
This was after Mandla Mandela held a press conference yesterday revealing intimate family issues. He was responding after a High Court judgement against him in the matter of the removal of the remains of family members from the family grave site in Qunu.
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