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cr1t (June 26, 2013, 16:46:02 PM):
As I said before, when the old man goes, I am spending two weeks media-free. It will be a worse circus than when Princess Diana died.

Anyway, looks like it may take a while. He's on life support now. He could be brain dead, and the machines could still keep his body going for another decade or two. I think he is going to be politically too valuable to pull the plug at least until after the election.


I have a conspiracy theory that the family is trying to keep him alive till he hits 95 so they can cash in on memorabilia.
brianvds (June 26, 2013, 18:30:39 PM):
As I said before, when the old man goes, I am spending two weeks media-free. It will be a worse circus than when Princess Diana died.

Anyway, looks like it may take a while. He's on life support now. He could be brain dead, and the machines could still keep his body going for another decade or two. I think he is going to be politically too valuable to pull the plug at least until after the election.


I have a conspiracy theory that the family is trying to keep him alive till he hits 95 so they can cash in on memorabilia.

It wouldn't surprise me in the least. A year or two ago, there was a minor scandal when one of his grandchildren sold tickets to his funeral. And apparently different factions of the family are already involved in endless battles over the inheritance.

It all leaves a bad taste in the mouth, which is why, when he is finally allowed by his family and doctors to pass on, I will make no further comments, write no eulogies, avoid TV programs about the issue, and try not to read any media reports about it.
Mefiante (June 26, 2013, 18:40:36 PM):
I think he is going to be politically too valuable to pull the plug at least until after the election.
No, no, they have to keep him alive to avoid these loons from herding everyone else down the loony bin’s plughole!

'Luthon64
Brian (July 02, 2013, 09:59:28 AM):
true story: the Xhosa lady house assistant in East London tells the family (of my future daughter in law) "when Mandela dies it'll be our chance to kill you whites". Are these grounds to discipline her? (wtf!!)
Rigil Kent (July 02, 2013, 10:40:18 AM):
Are these grounds to discipline her?
What for - voicing her opinion?

Our equally Xhosa housekeeper assures me it's all nonsense, so not too worried myself. But then again, she does most of the the disciplining in this deurmekaar household of ours, and a quick death is somehow preferable.

Rigil

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