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. Philip

    The only thing taht has you believeing that the Sandy Hook shooting happened is you saw it on TV. If you saw newschopper video of a second gunman being chased into the woods and arrested by police, then by the same token you would believe.
    FB is suspending accounts that psot this genuine newschopper video. And there is a LOT of evidence proving the entire affair was a poorly staged play. One video shows a "parent" joking around and then getting into charachter for the camera! And then reading his tearless sentiment from cue cards!

    December 29, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  2. Scottish Mama

    Like I said people preying on and doing sick things to further the hurt in these kinds of horrific killings. Philip promoting these type of videos makes you an accomplice to hurting these people whom have lost a child or one of the educators.How you met your french model on the internet? Seen the commercia?, You cannot believe everything you see on the internet.

    December 29, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |

    nice to see that he is haveing fun with his kids kids..

    December 29, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    Can it, Scottish Mama. I wasn't the TV news crew that filmed police chasing and arresting a second suspect that day.
    Get off your fat ass and investigate this for yourself why don'tcha? Do you believe everything major media reports? So far, that's ALL you believe in this case.

    December 29, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    There are literally dozens of copies of this news video on Youtube. Why isn't this news video of police arresting a second suspect being shown? Other local news video of grieved parents, etc. are being shown. Why not this one?

    December 29, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    Good morning all. And welcome back @Scottish mama.
    your beef with Mr.Mandela is misconceived & misplaced. He indeed is an inspirational & towering figure. Commanding worldwide respect that few of our own leaders garnered.

    December 29, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    We grieve with the families of children & innocent adults massacred by the terrorist in Conn as we celebrate Christmas & prepare to welcome the new year. I have yet to come across news about that second gunman. And why is that being kept under wraps?

    December 29, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    Yeah, @saywhat. It's not something one would "come accross" casually. Truth is like a buried treasure, something you must do a little digging to find.
    Or perhaps, just look up.

    December 29, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Good afternon @ saywhat, Joey and welcome back @ Scottish Mama! And no there were NO other s h o o t e r s arrested! There were some people taken in for questioning and later RELEASED when police were satisfied there was no conection!

    December 29, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Philip

    What are their names, chrissy. (these suspects who were "questioned and released" by police) And why has FB suspended accounts that display all the evidence? Not just the video and eyewitness testimony of 3 other men running from the school that day, but videos of parents joking around and then getting into charachter for the camera, and then reading their tearless sentiment in front of the camera...from freaking cue cards! The medical examiner not being able to answer even the simplest logical qquestions from reporters...Lanza's mother NEVER being employed by the school!
    You people believe whatever TV TALKING HEADS TELL YOU TO BELIEVE.
    those AREN'T your opinions. They are "regurgitations" of the opinions of TV talky heads. (raven used to say)

    December 29, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. observer

    Some of you remind me of what was said about Israeli Mossad agents arrested on George Washington bridge on 9/10, the day before the towers fell.
    You can still find news archives of this describing a white van loaded down with high tech video equipment. Of course, Israeli MOSSAD enjoy diplomatic immunity, and were released. Just as *chrissy describes for this mini-9/11 terror shooting at school.

    December 29, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mary

    Why is evidence being called an accomplice? @ Scottish Mama

    December 29, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  13. observer

    ...of course the police, who were holding those Israeli MOSSAD agents in custody were NOT satisfied. Federal agents SIEZED those Israeli MOSSAD agents AWAY from local law enforcement and set them free BEFORE our justice system was done with them.

    December 29, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mary

    @ Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™, I seem to remember that you pride yourself on being a free and independent thinker.

    December 29, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    One was Ryan Lanza, the brother of the ONLY s h o o t e r Adam Lanza! And if you use FB as your only source of info then you more issues than previously suspected. Ive also seen the video of the eagle picking up the toddler, that too was a hoax!

    December 29, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
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