Friday, October 7, 2022

Nelson Mandela’s Last Years Book Pulled Amid Much Controversy

A high controversial new book about the last days of former South African President Nelson Mandela has been withdrawn by the publisher.Mandela’s family had complained that the book, written by his doctor of almost 10 years, contained personal details. The publisher said it had pulled the book “out of respect” for the family. It added that the author had told them President Mandela’s family had asked for the book to be written.The author, Dr Vejay Ramlakan, said he had received permission to write the book Mandela’s Last Years, but did not say specifically from whom. On Friday, Nelson Mandela’s widow Graca Machel was considering legal action against the book, accusing Dr Ramlakan of breaching patient confidentiality. The book is reported to expose “undignified” episodes at the end of his life, as well as family squabbles.Photo Credit: Getty

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