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9-Year-Old Boy Marries 62-Year-Old Woman To Please Dead Ancestors

9-Year-Old Boy Marries 62-Year-Old Woman To Please Dead Ancestors

A 9-year-old boy married a 62-year-old woman again to appease his dead ancestors, in a coupling that has stunned villagers in South Africa. Sanele Masilela, 9, married Helen Shabangu, 62, for the second time, after marrying her last year as part of a ritual, according to the Daily Mirror. Masilela said he was visited by dead [...]

Mandela Family Feud

Mandela Family Feud

Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Mandla Mandela, has had his home’s locks changed on him. Family members reportedly “pushed out” Mandla Mandela, the heir to his clan title, from the family home in the village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape where Mandela was buried on Sunday, according to the South African Times. Locks were reportedly changed [...]

‘Fake’ Sign Language Interpreter At Mandela Memorial

The national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa says one of the people signing at Nelson Mandela’s memorial was a “fake.” The unidentified man seen around the world on television next to leaders including United States President Barack Obama “was moving his hands around but there was no meaning in what he used [...]

Desmond Tutu’s House Burglarized During Mandela Funeral

While delivering a prayer at the memorial for Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s home was broken into. The thieves apparently targeted his home in the suburbs of Cape Town in the knowledge that he was more than 800 miles away at the ceremony in Johannesburg. It is the second time in four months that the [...]

Liz Cheney In 1988: ‘Nobody’s Listening’ To Anti-Apartheid Protestors

Liz Cheney, trying to unseat conservative Mike Enzi from his U.S. Senate seat from her home state of Virginia Wyoming, is claeerly her father’s daughter. As a student at Colorado College in 1988, she wrote an opinion piece against those speaking out against apartheid. The Cheney family has a complicated history regarding South Africa and the [...]

American Family Association: Nelson Mandela Was A ‘Criminal’

AFA host Sandy Rios attacked Nelson Mandela as a violent criminal who deserved to be in jail. Nelson Mandela was placed in prison because of the violence that he did in the country of South Africa. Now you can argue, I guess, you can say it was worth it because we overthrew apartheid, I don’t [...]

Columnist Fed Up With Mandela Coverage: ‘Famous Nice Black Man Dies’

Rod Liddle of Spectator magazine has had enough of Nelson Mandela and South Africa. The former editor of Radio 4′s Today, who is no stranger to courting controversy with his column in Fraser Nelson’s magazine, prompted a storm of criticism on Twitter with his comments posted hours after Mandela’s death. Liddle said: “For Christ’s sake [...]

Many conservatives had only negative things to say about Nelson Mandela upon his passing, calling him a terrorist, a communist and other not-s0-bon-mots. Newt Gingrich has a message for his fellow conservatives who couldn’t be gracious to Mandiba. Mandela was faced with a vicious apartheid regime that eliminated all rights for blacks and gave them [...]

Mandela Quotes To Make The Right Uncomfortable

Andrew Kaczynski at Buzzflash has the collection: 7. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.” 6. On Israel: “Israel should withdraw from all the areas which it won from the [...]

How Conservatives And The Religious Right Vilified Nelson Mandela

If they’re praising him now, they’re either hypocrites or just have bad memories. Conservatives were against South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement and lobbied to prevent federal support. President Reagan added the ANC to the US terrorism watch list, a designation not removed until 2008, and unsuccessfully vetoed sanctions against the apartheid regime. Many Republican lawmakers did [...]

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