Secrecy over Mandela’s health fuels concern for South Africa’s Icon

People take photos of the giant statue of former president Nelson Mandela, in Mandela Square, Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday Dec. 9, 2012. South Africans prayed Sunday for the health of former President Nelson Mandela and anxiously awaited further word about the anti-apartheid leader after he was admitted to a military hospital. President Jacob Zuma visited Mandela Sunday morning at the hospital in Pretoria and found the frail 94-year-old to be "comfortable and in good care," presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement. Maharaj offered no other details about Mandela, nor what medical tests he had undergone since entering the hospital Saturday. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

The secrecy around Mandela’s Health and his well bring is starting to put scary thoughts into the head of many South Africans.

Many are starting to ask the Dreaded question; “Is he dead?”

Presidet Zuma and his officials have realeased several reports confirming that mandela is in good conditions, but Zuma isn’t the most trusted person in South Africa right now, with his record, no one ever believes what he says.

The People would rather hear about Mandela from someone more .. Credible.

Sexwale, who has known and worked closely with Mandela since the 1970s, is also a trustee of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, or “the center of his memory,” as Sexwale calls it.

He said the Foundation receives anywhere from 6,000 to 7,000 messages of prayer, support and concern every week for Mandela.

“I hope, Godspeed, he’ll still be with us for quite some time. The country feels a bit nervous, it’s like a family losing the father,” he added.

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