South African election ad angers Mandela family

The Mandela family has angrily reacted to an opposition political ad featuring the former South African leader’s voice.

Chief Mandla Mandela accused the Democratic Alliance (DA) of abusing his grandfather’s name.

“The DA is doing it to benefit a party which Mandela was not a member of.”

-Mandla Mandela, African National Congress member of parliament

Mandela also claimed that the DA was seeking to “preserve white privilege”, demanding that the ad was removed.

“The DA is the only party able to take South Africa to the non-racial future it needs. To say that Mandela does not belong to all South Africans is atrocious.”

-Refiloe Nt’sekhe, Democratic Alliance spokesperson

Source: BBC



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