South Africans get a rare sighting of Nelson Mandela at his home as he votes in the local election

By on May 17, 2011 in Africa, Current Events, International, Politics Comments

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It was reported by CNN, May 16, 2011, that South Africans got a rare sighting of former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, as he voted in a local municipal election at his home in Johannesburg.

Independent Electoral Commission chairwoman Brigalia Bam was quoted in radio 702 saying, “He has voted. He was looking forward to it so much”.

Reports verified that the iconic 92-year old anti-apartheid hero, first black president of South Africa, is under home-based care.

Apparently, it was the first time that the ailing Nobel laureate has been unable to go to a polling station since the first democratic elections in 1994.

Further reports attest that Mandela was last seen in the public during the final of the FIFA World Cup in Johannesburg which transpired last year, July 11, 2010.

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