Mandela’s Last Years withdrawn

The new book detailing Nelson Mandela’s last years has been withdrawn from circulation  in the wake of the outrage expressed by Graça Machel. The book is authored by the South African National Defense Force physician Dr. Vejay Ramlakan and published by Penguin Random House.

Penguin Random House said it had decided “to immediately withdraw the book Mandela’s Last Years from the trade, and no further copies will be issued.” Nelson Mandela’s widow Graça Machel cried foul and claimed that she was not consulted in the writing of the book.

Speaking to eNCA Dr. Vejay Ramlakan said, “We received permission from the family. All parties who needed to be consulted were consulted. The story of Madiba’s last years is actually, in a sense, more impressive than when he was a fit human being.”

Nelson Mandela’s eldest grandson Mandla Mandela welcomed the decision saying the book was the “abuse of Mandela name and legacy.” And continued to say “withdrawing the book sent out “a loud and clear message that some things are worth more than money.”


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