December 28th, 2012
10:29 AM ET

Nelson Mandela back home, playing with grandkids

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, at home after a long hospital stay, is alert and playing with his grandchildren, his granddaughter Zaziwe Manaway told CNN exclusively Friday.

Mandela, who is 95, is aware of social media rumors that he's close to death, Manaway said. "That is absolutely not true. My grandfather is well," she said. "It can be very very hurtful for us to hear these messages out there in the social media that our grandfather is going to go home to die. It is insensitive."

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    @ chrissy:
    I sent you a note taking all of the responsibility for that day, but it didn't post.
    Maybe there are times when the computer cannot process simultaneously submitted posts.

    December 29, 2012 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Lol well i know that is true @ Joey and when youre using a mobile device sometimes its worse. I told you before i think that i used to build circuit boards right? Many things go wrong with those trust me and alot of times you wouldnt know for quite some time.

    December 29, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. On Topic (by Phildo)

    Nelson Mandela vs. Dutch Reformed Church. Who won this battle, and how?

    December 29, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    Nelson Mandela:
    "True leaders do not have to receive Nobel Prize-Awards. Walter Sisulu
    was a great leader in his day and age, one of the biggest, but he was
    willing to spread his influence without taking up the front seat. He
    always pushed other people to the front, but his leadership and guidance
    was unmistakable. The greatest leaders do not always receive the most
    awards or prizes. But they determine the course of history. Pure leadership
    involves service, not own interests."

    December 31, 2012 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    Nelson Mandela:

    "I knew as well as I
    knew anything that the oppressor must be liberated just as
    surely as the oppressed. A man who takes away another man’s
    freedom is a prisoner of hatred, he is locked behind the bars of
    prejudice and narrow-mindedness. I am not truly free if I am
    taking away someone else’s freedom, just as surely as I am not
    free when my freedom is taken from me. The oppressed and
    the oppres-sor alike are robbed of their humanity."

    December 31, 2012 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  6. Mandela vs. Reformed Church

    In this corner, weighing-in at 135 lbs., the former ex-convict of the entire world! NELLLLLLLLLLLSON MANDELLLLLLLLLLLLLAhhhhhhhhh.
    And in the opposing coanah! Weighing-in at 50 million troy ounces of gold! Apartied.

    December 31, 2012 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  7. Chistianity: A Global History. (a book)

    Many of South Africa's religious and political leaders were educated in Germany during the 1930s-40s where "they were impressed with Naziism." writes the author of this book, a University of Cape Town Professor. (cont)

    December 31, 2012 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  8. Chistianity: A Global History. (a book)

    South Africa's political and religious leaders "formed a close working relationship in the racist design of apartied" during the 1940s-50s.

    December 31, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  9. Chistianity: A Global History. (a book)

    The church provided legitimacy to the official government policy of apartied by designing a "theology of apartied that was based on a reading of the bible."
    Few churchgoers questioned this new interpretation of God's words, but others from around the world took notice. And in 1986, faced with the truth, church leaders of apartied publicly admitted conspiring to twist God's words for their own selfish gain. The church began losing 20,000 members per year as people's eyes were opened to the truth.

    December 31, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  10. Philip

    Dang. Is everything bad connected to Nazi?
    "About of Africa", by Philip. Starring banasy as Meryl Streep. Co-starring @saywhat as Robert Redford.
    And since I'm busy being Harrison Ford on The Mosquito Coast looking for giant footprints (like the one found near SAs border with Swaziland) and also happen to be the only one here who could possibly co-star as Klaus, there is no Klaus in my story.

    December 31, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  11. About of Africa

    And so these men conspired with leaders of churches and also a little short fat lady spiritualist, and devised the Aryan Race, white supremisists.
    Remember now, this is years before WWII. Hitler isn't even on meds yet. Long-term side effects listed on todays warning labels hadn't even happened yet for the first users of Nazi BayerAG pharmaceuticals.

    December 31, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  12. Back to the Africa

    These men financed expiditions into far away lands looking for old artifacts of any kind that could be used as "proof" the Aryan race of men once ruled the earth. In India and Tibet, the swastika was found and adopted. Guess what they found in Africa. :)

    December 31, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  13. About of Africa

    *footnote. "aryan" has ALWAYS been a language dialect and bever a "race". Races of men all share the same DNA, as do all natural born Jews.
    What did this Thule Society find in and About of Africa? Remember. They still haven't formed the nazi political party yet. Being Nazis is expensive, as the story goes.

    December 31, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
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